UK Club names William Beveridge as CUO

UK Club, has appointed William Beveridge as its new Chief Underwriting Officer, reporting to CEO Andrew Taylor. He joins the UK Club on completion of his current employment obligations. Beveridge is currently CUO at Newline Group, a position he has held since May 2020. Newline is the international insurance division of Odyssey Group. Prior to this Beveridge was Deputy Active Underwriter for the same business, which he joined from Advent Underwriting in January 2019.

Beveridge has previously sat on the Joint Hull Committee and the IUMI Ocean Hull Committee, and currently sits on the Lloyd’s Register Classification Committee.

He replaces Christopher Brown, who is relocating to the Club’s Rotterdam office as part of its strategic long term planning. Brown will replace Hugo Wynn-Williams, who will be stepping down as CEO of UKNV over the summer. Wynn-Williams will continue in his advisory role for Thomas Miller and its clients, including P&I, as President of Thomas Miller Bermuda.

UKNV is the company through which the Club writes all European risk and which provides a fronting solution for a number of other Thomas Miller managed Clubs in Europe.

Andrew Taylor said that “William’s considerable experience of the marine and wider insurance market will be a huge asset to the Club as we pursue our diversification and growth strategy, while maintaining our excellence in disciplined underwriting and quality risk selection.  With the wealth of experience William brings, it is very exciting to be able to warmly welcome him to the UK Club.”