Dale Underwriting strengthens key team with Liberty hire

Appointee has a "proven track record" in property underwriting

Dale Underwriting strengthens key team with Liberty hire


By Mia Wallace

Dale Underwriting Partners (DUP) - the trading name for Dale Managing Agency Limited’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729, - has today revealed that Robert Pettifer (pictured) will be joining its property open market team as underwriter. The appointment, which is effective November 6 2023, will see Pettifer report to Marcus Turner, head of property open market.

Pettifer brings over 12 years of insurance experience to the role and will support the property open market team’s growth strategy as it looks to capitalise on current market opportunities. He comes across from Liberty Specialty Markets, where he most recently served as senior underwriter, property D&F.

Commenting on the appointment, deputy active underwriter, Ian Bridge noted that Dale is focused on “strategic, deliberate growth” which will allow it to offer real expertise to clients and brokers alike throughout the underwriting process. Adding his comments, Turner highlighted Pettifer’s “proven track record” in international and US property underwriting.

“He will also specifically add extra international experience and relationships to our property open market business,” he said. “We are delighted to have an individual of Rob’s calibre joining us and are looking forward to working with him to continue helping to expand our property offerings to our clients and brokers alike.”

“I look forward to joining Dale later this year and supporting the business during an exciting time in the property open market space,” Pettifer said. “As a market leader, Dale has a unique proposition and I hope to add my expertise and experience in the global property market to enhance the team’s offering.”

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