Underwriter scores a try with ex-rugby pro appointment

Underwriter scores a try with ex-rugby pro appointment | Insurance Business

Underwriter scores a try with ex-rugby pro appointment

Brooklyn Underwriting is implementing a new internal and management structure in a bid to maintain its “superior service”.

Brooklyn’s general manager, David Porteous has appointed several new starters to the business. Tim Fairbrother has joined as development executive. He joins Brooklyn after 10 years’ as a professional rugby player having forged a career with the Wellington Hurricanes, Western Australia Force and also UK powerhouse, the Harlequins.

Alex Batson, Max Wood and Jeremy O’Connor have been hired as team administrators across our Underwriting functions. The trio are said to be “fresh, enthusiastic and see insurance as a career of choice”.

Madeeha Zali and Shane Golding have been promoted to assistant underwriters in the professional and commercial lines respectively.

These changes are coupled with the strengthening of the management team. Rob Collyer joins the business, with more than 20 years’ experience, as the underwriting manager, professional lines. He is responsible for all aspects of the professional lines portfolio.

Brooklyn’s veteran underwriter, Rado Polic, is assuming the role of underwriting manager, commercial lines and has responsibility for overseeing all the technical underwriting functions across Brooklyn’s EPS (property) and liability books of business.

“These changes will allow Brooklyn to stay true to its commitment of delivering superior service to our brokers and will provide a springboard to increase brand awareness, development activities, and distribution capabilities right across Australia,” said Denver Van Gramberg, manager marketing & distribution.