Bluefin Insurance Services has appointed Matthew Whitworth as new head of Marine within their underwriting department.

Whitworth will join from Zurich and he will lead the Newmarket-based marine cargo and freight liability team which forms an important part of Bluefin’s wider underwriting facilities.

Bluefin Insurance Services managing director underwriting Kevin Hancock said that Whitworth’s knowledge and experience will strengthen an already highly respected team and help the company to achieve the ambitious plans for growth.

Bluefin offers individuals and companies comprehensive advice on insurance, financial advice and planning. Backed by the AXA Group, Bluefin employs around 2,500 people in over 80 offices throughout the UK.