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ArgoGlobal hires former CNA underwriting director as marine head


ArgoGlobal, a Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has appointed Steve O’Gorman as head of marine, as the former head Philip Thorpe-Apps takes on an expanded position as global head of marine and energy.

O’Gorman reports to Bruno Ritchie, director of underwriting and active underwriter.

O’Gorman has over 30 years of marine insurance experience, having most recently served as European underwriting director of transport and logistics at CNA Insurance.

Here he was responsible for developing an underwriting department, which grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium.

Ritchie said: “Philip has been instrumental in building our marine account. As he takes on a more strategic role articulating the vision for our marine and energy offering globally, finding a successor to build on his accomplishments was a challenge.

“However, I am certain Steve has the managerial, commercial and underwriting acumen to maintain and accelerate the growth trajectory of our marine proposition. He brings an exceptional track record to ArgoGlobal and with his appointment we are now well placed to ensure our marine business continues to go from strength to strength despite the difficult market conditions.”

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