Pioneer appoints Andrew Corton as a project cargo underwriter

Pioneer Underwriters (“Pioneer”) today announces that it has appointed Andrew Corton as a project cargo underwriter, effective 1st March. Corton will be based in London and will report to Brook Styles, underwriter in marine specialty, and will underwrite project cargo and specialist cargo risks as well as supporting Brook on the general cargo portfolio.

Corton brings 35 years of insurance industry experience to Pioneer and joins from Pembroke Managing Agency (“Pembroke”), where he was divisional director for cargo. He moved to Pembroke in 2011 after spending seven years at Travelers. Prior to this, Corton held cargo roles at Phoenix Assurance Company (now RSA), Bruce & Wright and C.I. de Rougemont. He began his insurance career at Trinity Insurance Company in 1984.

Andrew McMellin, Pioneer CEO, said

“Pioneer is pursuing a long-term strategy of strengthening our capabilities in areas where we see significant opportunity, such as project cargo. We have a highly respected marine specialty team, offering high quality products across a diverse global portfolio and Andrew’s expertise enhances our offering.”
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