WR Berkley, a provider of property casualty insurance services, has appointed Louise Nevill as head of marine business. Ms Louise will be responsible for providing accident, contingency, marine and property classes in the Lloyd's market.

She joins WR Berkley after 10 years with a Lloyd’s managing agency where she led their marine businesses.

Mike Sibthorpe, chief executive at W R Berkley Syndicate, said: “We are excited to welcome Louise to the W R Berkley Syndicate team. With her strong credentials in the marine market, we will add value to our business partners and clients worldwide.”

Approved by Lloyd’s to commence underwriting on 1st June 2009, WR Berkley focus on underwriting property, accident and marine classes of business as well as providing an international underwriting platform for clients of other WR Berkley member companies.