To oversee underwriting strategy and direction of DUAL in UK market

DUAL Corporate Risks, a specialist underwriting arm of the London-based Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Jenny Martin as its new underwriting director.

Ms Martin will assume overall responsibility for the underwriting strategy and direction of DUAL in the UK market. She will be based in DUAL Corporate Risks’ Leadenhall Street headquarters.

She has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She was previously a class underwriter for professional indemnity at Brit and also the company’s international legal and professional underwriting divisional director. Prior to joining Brit in 2000 she was with Norwich Union as a UK professional indemnity underwriting manager.

Russell Kilpatrick, executive chairman of DUAL Corporate Risks, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Martin on board. She’s highly respected within the industry and brings a huge amount of experience and good will to the DUAL team. Her appointment will bring an additional level of expertise and a strategic focus to our product range.

“With the recent opening of our office in Dublin and the appointment of Ms Martin, we are now extremely well placed to take advantage of the opportunities in the professional risks market in 2010 and beyond.”