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British Marine appoints Guy Pierpoint as Portfolio Manager

British Marine, part of QBE Insurance Group, has appointed Guy Pierpoint as Portfolio Manager British Marine P&I.

He will be responsible for managing the portfolio and targeting strategic growth opportunities as part of British Marine’s ongoing business development plan.

In his new role, Guy will report to Tim Pembroke, Director of Underwriting, QBE European Operations International Markets and will work in close collaboration and with Grant Smith, Portfolio Manager, Marine Liability Specialty. He will join the team in September.

Guy brings over 30 years’ experience to the role and joins from Atlantic Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers where he was Senior Executive Director. Prior to this, he successfully led Osprey Underwriting Agency as CEO as well as holding senior roles at Thomas Miller Specialty.

Tim Pembroke, Director of Marine, QBE European Operations International Markets, said: “Guy is a well-known and respected figure in the marine P&I market and brings a wealth of experience to the role, which will form an important part of our strategic growth and portfolio development.”



For further information contact:

Sandra Villanueva, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 7105 5284,

Alexis Burris, Corporate Communications, QBE, 020 3465 3921,

About British Marine

British Marine was founded in 1876. Since then, it has built a reputation for catering to the needs of smaller vessels, including tugs, harbour craft, fishing vessels and cargo vessels. In 2000, British Marine was demutualised and in 2005, it was acquired by the QBE Insurance Group. Today, it is a leading marine insurer, providing cover to vessels all over the world.

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.  QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2020 was US$14.7 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.

We understand the crucial role that effective risk management plays in all organisations and work hard to understand our customers’ businesses so that we offer insurance solutions that meet their needs – from complex programmes to simpler e-trading solutions – and support them in minimising their risk exposures. Our expert risk management and rehabilitation practitioners focus on helping customers improve their risk management so that they may benefit from a reduction in claims frequency and costs.