All claims are dealt with by head office in the UK.
Chris Barrett, Branch Manager & Hull Underwriter (New Zealand)
Originally from Whitby, UK. Chris came to the Company via the Merchant Navy where he attained his 2nd Mates ticket. This was followed with a B.Sc in Nautical Studies before he joined Sunderland Marine in 1989. Chris worked in Claims for 11 years, before transferring to underwriting. In 2006 Chris and his family moved to Nelson as permanent residents. In 2012 Chris was made Branch Manager. Chris also represents Sunderland on the ICNZ Marine Committee. Chris, in his spare time, can often be found somewhere along the Nelson waterfront with his fishing rod, chasing snapper into the small hours of the night.
Established in 1882, Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Ltd has been providing marine insurance for over 130 years. The Company is a world leader in the insurance of aquaculture risks - writing its first policy in 1986.
Sunderland Marine ensures the highest quality of service to policyholders and a wider-ranging insurance policy for a fair and competitive premium at all times.
Nelson New Zealand 23 Shelbourne Street, PO Box 754, Nelson 7040