Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Now in Australia with Marine Office

October 27, 2015

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company is now underwriting Marine, Transport & Logistics Liability Insurance in Australia and New Zealand.

Barton Phillips, the head of the group, and Laetitia Roney, manage are based in BHSI’s new office in Brisbane.

BHSI is focusing its new marine, transport & logistics liability capabilities on key segments, including: port/terminal operators, transport/logistics operators, rail operators, cargo handling facilities, charterer’s liability, stevedoring operators, warehouseman’s liability, marina operators and ship repairers.

BHSI recently introduced marine cargo (ocean and inland), cargo stock throughput (STP), carrier goods in transit, carriers liability and marine project cargo coverages in Australia and New Zealand. The company also provides property, casualty, executive & professional and healthcare lines in Australia, and property, casualty and financial lines in New Zealand.

Phillips comes to BHSI with more than two decades of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as National Manager, Marine & Transport Liability Insurance, at Zurich Australia (formerly as Associated Marine). Before that, he was Managing Director of Thomas Miller Australasia, the manager of the TT Club in Australia & New Zealand.

He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and a Member of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Roney, with 22 years in the marine insurance industry, also comes to BHSI from Zurich Australia, where she most recently served as underwriting manage.

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance