Major insurer HDI-Gerling announces latest hire

Major insurer HDI-Gerling announces latest hire | Insurance Business

Major insurer HDI-Gerling announces latest hire
HDI-Gerling has announced their latest hire with a senior addition to an already burgeoning team.

Joel Mitchell will join the firm as senior underwriting manager for the Northern region of the company and will be based in the insurer’s Sydney office, it has been announced.

The appointment of Mitchell follows a move from March this year which saw the global marine head of the company, Kai Bruggemann, take up a role in the Sydney office permanently.

Stefan Feldmann, managing director of HDI-Gerling Australasia, said the move helps cement an already strong marine team in Australia.

“Following several exciting developments for HDI-Gerling in Australia and globally, we are also pleased to welcome Joel on board our marine team. We now have all hands on deck to seize upon the opportunities of the Australasian marine markets,” Feldmann said.

“As delivering professional and comprehensive services for risks is essential, I am convinced our marine line-up and offering will continue to outperform the expectations of our brokers and clients in the region and beyond.”

Mitchell specialises in cargo, carries and hull segments of the marine business and has previously worked with Chubb Insurance in Sydney alongside experience with QBE Marine and Associated Marine (now Zurich).