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British Marine strengthens Singapore team with new hires

British Marine has appointed Sebastian Tjornelund to the underwriting team in its Singapore office.

He will take up the position of Head of P&I Underwriting for the Asia region and brings over 12 years of underwriting experience in the Asia region.

He joins from NorthStandard where he was Active Underwriter in their fixed premium business and tasked with managing Business Development, with specific focus on Asia.

In his new role, he will be responsible for developing the British Marine P&I portfolio throughout the region and will report to Guy Pierpoint, Portfolio Manager for British Marine P&I.

Sebastian will manage the existing team in the region, which has been further complemented by the appointment of Jamie Baggett, who joins the Singapore office as Senior Underwriter. Jamie joins from Eagle Ocean Marine, the fixed premium P&I business within the American P&I Club, where he was Underwriter and Market Liaison. Jamie’s focus there was also on Asian regional development, bringing considerable experience of P&I in the region to his new role.

Guy Pierpoint, Portfolio Manager, British Marine, said: “The strengthened underwriting team in Singapore will be looking to develop the business throughout the region, bringing their knowledge and expertise to these roles to further support our customers. This demonstrates our commitment to the business in the region and I am very pleased that we have been able to attract the level of talent that both Sebastian and Jamie bring with them.”

QBE Asia P&I office in Singapore was rebranded as British Marine as of 1 January 2023.




For further information contact:

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

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

Felicia Song, Corporate Communications, QBE, +66 6 4771 099, 


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 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 2022 was US$20 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.