International insurer continues expansion with new hire

International insurer continues expansion with new hire | Insurance Business

International insurer continues expansion with new hire
HDI-Gerling has continued its expansion in Australia with a new hire for its recently opened Melbourne office.

The German insurer announced the opening of the Melbourne branch of the business in early February and has hired Tom Hughes to fill the role of marine underwriting manager.

Stefan Feldmann, managing director of HDI-Gerling in Australasia, praised the Hughes hire as the company continues to increase its presence in the Australasian market.

“We are very excited to have Tom come on board with HDI-Gerling.

“With his international experience we are further strengthening our offering in Marine Cargo and expanding our presence in Melbourne,” Feldmann said.

Hughes has more than a decade of experience in marine underwriting, with his career starting at Lloyd’s of London before his move to Australia three years ago.

During his career, Hughes has worked for a number of global insurers including Zurich, Amlin and Tokio Marine and offers the German-based insurer an experienced presence to strengthen their marine team in the newly opened southern branch.

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