There is a new man at the head of ArgoGlobal’s marine division.
Steve O’Gorman has taken the position, beginning in his new role today, as former head of marine Philip Thorpe-Apps moved into the position of global head of marine and energy.
O’Gorman boasts more than three decades of marine insurance experience. He joins from CNA
Insurance where he served, most recently, as European underwriting director – transport & logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20 million in premium. Prior to this, he served as European underwriting director for the renewable energy department.
Steve began his insurance career in 1984 as a marine hull, cargo and liability broker at Sedgwick, progressing to associate director of the cargo division before joining CNA
as a senior underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.
Speaking about the appointment Bruno Ritchie, director of underwriting and active underwriter at ArgoGlobal outlined his faith in O’Gorman’s ability to continue Thorpe-Apps’ legacy in the role.
“Philip has been instrumental in building our marine account,” he said. “As he takes on a more strategic role articulating the vision for our marine and energy offering globally, finding a successor to build on his accomplishments was a challenge.
“However, I am certain Steve has the managerial, commercial and underwriting acumen to maintain and accelerate the growth trajectory of our marine proposition. He brings an exceptional track record to ArgoGlobal and with his appointment we are now well placed to ensure our marine business continues to go from strength to strength despite the difficult market conditions.”
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