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New Zealand - Underwriting

Meet the Team – Underwriting

Underwriting

Chris Barrett, Branch Manager & Hull Underwriter (New Zealand)

Chris Barrett, Branch Manager & Hull Underwriter (New Zealand)

Born in the fishing town of Whitby, NE England, Chris joined the company in 1989 after a career as a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy. Qualified with a BSc in Nautical Studies, he originally worked in the Claims Department before transferring to Underwriting eleven years later. A relocation to the New Zealand branch office followed in 2006 where Chris and his family soon became New Zealand citizens. Whilst his role as underwriter continues, Chris has also taken on the responsibility of Branch Manager and claims liaison. Chris is proud to represent Sunderland Marine as part of the North Group in New Zealand. 

Tel: +64 3 5468830

Cell: +64 21 394066

Email: chris.barrett@sunderlandmarine.com 

 

Michael Gristwood, Senior Underwriting Manager

Michael Gristwood, Senior Underwriting Manager

Michael is the senior underwriter responsible for co-ordination of Australian underwriting activities. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Accounting). He joined the Company in 1997.

Direct Tel: +61 (0)3 8199 4403
Direct Fax: +61 (0)3 9650 6396
Mobile: +61 (0)417 542 669

Email: michael.gristwood@sunderlandmarine.com

Phil Allison, Deputy Branch Manager/Marine Insurance Underwriter

Phil Allison, Deputy Branch Manager/Marine Insurance Underwriter

Phil joined the Company in 1997 and has gained experience in various disciplines within the organisation. He was seconded to the Australian branch office in July 2010.

Direct Tel: +61 (0)3 8199 4404
Direct Fax: +61 (0)3 9650 6396
Mobile: +61 (0)428 837 610

Email: phil.allison@sunderlandmarine.com