24 July 2017
Duncan will be responsible for Sunderland Marine’s aquaculture division and delivery of excellent customer service. He will oversee the provision of aquaculture insurance and risk management to policyholders as well as liaising with brokers, industry clients, loss adjusters, government and NGO’s.
Commenting on Duncan’s appointment, Sunderland Marine’s chief executive officer Tom Rutter says, “Duncan has a wealth of hands-on experience which enables him to really understand the challenges facing our clients and to provide technical assistance and loss prevention advice. Duncan’s combined fish farming and academic background and the application of the knowledge gained from innumerable site inspections worldwide will bring a unique dimension and further enhance our commitment to service excellence.”
Duncan says, “Sunderland Marine has built a strong reputation for the quality and security of the cover we provide over the past 31 years and I am looking forward to building and enhancing relationships within the industry to ensure this continues.”
Sunderland Marine’s aquaculture department includes five former fish farmers, who provide a unique risk management service to operators as an integral part of their all-risks cover.
For further information contact: Kim Heaselden +44 191 232 5221
Note to editors
Sunderland Marine is a leading international insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. Established in 1882, the Standard and Poor’s’ A-rated company is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices in Australia and New Zealand and – trading as Harlock Murray Underwriting – in Canada and the USA. Sunderland Marine became part of North Group in 2014 following its merger with North P&I Club, which also has offices in China, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Sunderland Marine’s highly qualified and knowledgeable teams of underwriters, surveyors and claims staff ensure clients are provided with the highest levels of service and cost-effective all-risks insurance policies. The company issued its first aquaculture policy in 1986, making it one of the longest serving insurers to the aquaculture industry. For more information, please visit Sunderland Marine’s website at www.sunderlandmarine.com.
Duncan Perrin, Aquaculture Manager