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CNA Hardy hires Marriott as Lloyd’s cargo head

June 26, 2017

CNA Hardy has appointed Alistair Marriott as head of cargo for its Lloyd’s platform, it was announced earlier this week.

Marriott joins from Neon, where he was joint deputy head of marine and cargo class underwriter. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a cargo portfolio manager at QBE.

In his new role, Marriott will be responsible for developing the Lloyd’s cargo book and driving profitable growth and raising awareness of CNA Hardy’s proposition in the London, Chinese and Far Eastern markets.

He will report to Carl Day, head of energy and marine.

CNA Hardy has made a number of appointments to its marine and energy division over the past 18 months.

Last July, the carrier hired Chubb's Greg Dodds as head of marine for Asia, based in Singapore.

Earlier in March 2016, CNA Hardy appointed Stephen Barr from Neon, then Marketform, as a senior marine and energy liability underwriter, and Camilla Hendry from Aegis London as a marine and energy underwriter.

Speaking on Marriott’s hire, Day said: “Over the last year we have looked to build out our capabilities significantly.”

“Alistair’s appointment complements the recent appointment of Greg Dodds in Singapore and finalises the leadership of our global team based in London, comprised of Stephen Barr, Giles Coghlin, Tim Howard-Smith, Clive Magnus and David Grant.”

Patrick Gage, chief underwriting officer at CNA Hardy, added: "Energy and marine is a key area of long-term growth for us, and we see significant opportunity for our offering in this space."