Willis North America Expands Marine Practice

Press Release
Monday, January 28, 2013
Francesca Skyes

Insurance Broker will Deliver Expertise to Maritime and Cargo Industries in Eastern Virginia and Mid-Atlantic Region.


Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker with operations in Virginia, has announced two key appointments to strengthen its Marine Practice and drive growth across the region.  
 

Willis is a leading insurance broker that provides risk management and employee benefit solutions across a wide range of industries. With more than 2,800 clients and 400 dedicated marine professionals worldwide, Willis is one of the most trusted names in marine insurance, with expertise in hull, cargo and general marine liabilities. Willis of Virginia, Inc., which is headquartered in Richmond, includes approximately 100 Associates with additional offices in Norfolk and Reston.


Jeremy Sykes and Francesca Sykes have been appointed Client Advocates of the Willis Marine Practice, Willis of Virginia. They will be responsible for business development within the Marine Practice. Mr. Sykes and Ms. Sykes will also work to expand Willis’ footprint in the Virginia marketplace and align the company’s global resources to deliver outstanding risk management services to firms in the Marine industry.


Commenting on these appointments,  HB Whitmore, Managing Partner, Willis of Virginia said, “The expansion of the Willis Marine Practice in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area brings local expertise and service to both maritime and cargo industries doing business in eastern Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. That we were able to place two highly qualified and notable experts -- as Francesca Sykes and Jeremy Sykes -- at the helm of this endeavor is an extra bonus. They are an ideal team and we are delighted to have them on board.”


Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Sykes served as a Senior Underwriter with ProSight Specialty Insurance, a marine broker with Marsh USA, Inc. and Ms. Sykes’s as Marine Subrogation Claims Specialist with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.  Based in Norfolk, VA, they will report to Mr. Whitmore. 
 

  • Jeremy Skyes

    Jeremy Skyes

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise,

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard Remontowa and is expected to be ready before the end of June 2015.

Greece Will Sell Piraeus Port Stake in Weeks

The Greek government will sell its majority stake in the port of Piraeus within weeks, the country's deputy prime minister told China's official Xinhua news agency,

Insurance

Lack of Ship Definition is a Threat to Investors

AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly

Swedish Club Reports 'Healthy Growth'

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where the

Steady Growth Reported by the Swedish Club

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where

P&I Clubs

Swedish Club Reports 'Healthy Growth'

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where the

Steady Growth Reported by the Swedish Club

The Swedish Club reported a solid operating result to its board today, continuing a record of building on steady growth. 2014 was seen as a stable year, where

 
 
Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1974 sec (5 req/sec)