Marine specialist AlphaXO Risk Partners has appointed Matthew Williams (pictured) to the role of claims and operations executive.
A 24-year veteran in the marine insurance industry, Williams was most recently general manager for Proteus Marine Insurance, and prior to that was operations manager for QBE Speciality Risks.
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“The reputation AlphaXO has in the industry is second to none and I’m excited to be able to join the team,” said Williams. “One of my first tasks will be supporting existing development work on some of the technology initiatives AlphaXO has underway, an area I particularly enjoy and have considerable experience in. I’m also really looking forward to more direct contact with the assureds, our clients, in helping them resolve any claim incidents as efficiently as possible.”
For his part, Robert Hammersley, director at AlphaXO, said that Williams’ appointment allows his firm to be “well placed to achieve our goal of being the maritime and cargo industries’ ‘go-to’ insurance broker in our region.”
“I’ve had many dealings with Matthew over the years and can genuinely say he is a truly talented marine insurance professional and a nice guy too!” said Hammersley. “We already have the most experienced marine insurance broking team in the country and Matthew’s appointment only adds to the extraordinary level of support we are committed to giving our clients.”