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Pioneer Underwriters brings in Marsh and Canopius alum

Pioneer Underwriters brings in Marsh and Canopius alum | Insurance Business UK

Pioneer Underwriters brings in Marsh and Canopius alum

Industry veteran Philip Turner will join the marine specialty team of Pioneer Underwriters to serve as a specie underwriter.

Effective December 02, Turner will assume the London-based post – bringing decades of experience to the managing general agent. The former Marsh managing director led the broker’s specie team from the ‘90s before moving to Canopius in 2015 as head of specie.     

Turner started out as a marine broker at Willis Faber & Dumas where he spent 10 years prior to coming onboard Stewart Wrightson’s surety and specie team. After seven years there he made the switch to lead the specie unit at Johnson & Higgins, which eventually was acquired by Marsh.

“Pioneer’s portfolio covers a number of diverse specialty lines, and Philip will be a valuable addition to the team,” said Graeme Rayner, group director of underwriting at Pioneer.

“He is highly respected in the specie market and will enhance and develop our offering across all the relevant risk classes including cash, precious metals, diamonds, fine art, and cryptocurrency. We are delighted he’ll be joining us.”