Marketform, a Lloyd's insurer that focuses on specialty property and casualty insurance products, has appointed Gary Cooke as new head of marine cargo underwriting, effective 1 June, 2011.
Earlier to this, Cooke joined joined Lloyd’s in 1980 and spent 11 years with Sturge syndicate 206, followed by the Pieri syndicate, before joining the predecessors of the Talbot syndicate in 1994 where he became an established cargo underwriter.
This was followed by the Pieri syndicate, before joining the predecessors of the Talbot syndicate in 1994 where he became an established cargo underwriter.
Marketform marine director Stephen Barr said the addition of a cargo underwriter of Gary’s calibre to the team greatly augments the marine product offering and means that we now have well established and reputable underwriters heading up all of the new classes.
"Gary has excellent relationships with numerous Lloyd’s marine brokers and we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead," Barr said.
Founded in 1989, Marketform underwrites medical malpractice, general liability, professional indemnity, directors and officers, property, bloodstock, personal accident and political risk insurance.
Operating in the Lloyd’s market, the company also works with brokers and businesses in more than 35 countries.