17 February 2014 Insurance

Watkins Singapore strengthens team with underwriting hires

Watkins Syndicate Singapore has appointed Colin Fordham as liability underwriter and Richard Dare as energy underwriter in a bid to further expand its presence in Asia.

Watkins Syndicate Singapore, is part of the Lloyd’s Asia Platform and represents Watkins Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s.

Fordham joins from Seasia P&I Services Singapore where he was general manager. Previously he was the managing director of Thomas Miller and Co in Singapore.

Dare joins with more than seven years of frontline energy underwriting experience in both the London and Singapore markets and continues a strong upstream energy insurance tradition at Watkins.

Jonathan Ranger, Watkins principal officer in Singapore, said: “I am delighted we have been able to attract such experienced and high calibre underwriting talent as Colin Fordham and Richard Dare.

“Both Colin and Richard join our underwriting team with a wealth of experience in their specialist markets and I believe their arrival signifies the scale of our ambition in the 2014 underwriting year and beyond.

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