Press Release: William Beveridge to begin role as Chief Underwriting Officer


The UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, announces William Beveridge will officially begin his role as Chief Underwriting Officer on 17 September. 

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Andrew Taylor, William will be responsible for oversight of all Club's underwriting policies and operations. He joins from Newline Underwriting, the international insurance division of Odyssey Group, where he served as CUO. He brings substantial commercial experience and underwriting expertise to the UK Club as it continues to consider further diversification and growth opportunities. 

William starts at an exciting time for the Club. His deep understanding and knowledge of the wider insurance market and specialty products will be a welcomed addition to the Club and its ongoing strategic planning. 

William replaces Christopher Brown, who will begin his new role as CEO of UKNV on Thursday 1 September. He joins the Rotterdam office and will play a significant part in the Club's long term planning and strategy. UKNV is the company through which the Club writes all European risk and which provides a fronting solution for a number of other Thomas Miller managed Clubs in Europe. 

Hugo Wynn-Williams is stepping down as CEO of UKNV and will continue in his advisory role for Thomas Miller and its clients as President of Thomas Miller Bermuda. 

Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, UK P&I Club, says: "As we continue to pursue our diversification and growth strategy, William's experience as an underwriter of the marine and wider insurance market will play a significant role in the further development of the Club, and continue our tradition of excellence in disciplined underwriting and quality risk selection. I look forward to working alongside William, and warmly welcome him to the UK Club."


For further details, please contact: 

Jon Atkins / Cameron Cote / Michelle Hoh - Four Communications

UKP& /  +44 (0) 20 3697 4200

Notes to Editors

The UK P&I Club is a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community. The UK P&I Club insures over 255 million tonnes of owned and chartered shipping through its international offices and claims network. A- rated by Standard & Poor's. The UK P&I Club is renowned for its specialist skills and expertise which ensure "best in class" underwriting, claims handling and loss prevention services.

The UK P&I Club is managed by Thomas Miller, an independent and international insurance, professional and investment services provider.

About Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an international provider of market leading insurance services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Increasingly Thomas Miller applies its knowledge and expertise to the development of specialist businesses.

Principal activities include:

Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals

Managing general agency

Professional services including legal services, claims and captive management

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