Lockton Appoints Oliver Hutchings as COO of Marine, Transportation and Logistics

Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance brokerage, has announced the appointment of Oliver Hutchings as COO of Marine, Transportation and Logistics.

Oliver Hutchings, who was previously Global MD of Marine & Aviation at Charles Taylor Adjusting, has over fifteen years’ experience of managing specialist marine liability claims. Hutchings trained as a barrister and has worked closely with many of the leading global ship owners during his career. He takes the helm from Justin Pinches, who covered the position for an interim period.

Based in London and reporting to Alistair Rivers, Partner and Head of Marine & Transportation, Oliver will be instrumental in propelling Lockton’s growth and ensuring Lockton remains the preferred broker within the sector.

Alistair Rivers, Head of Marine & Transportation at Lockton, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Oliver to the Lockton team. With the current market demonstrating a cautious yet positive trend in the marine and transportation sector, Oliver’s strategic foresight will be invaluable. His impressive experience and vision for the practice will enhance our service offering, as we continue to deliver exceptional solutions to our clients.”

Oliver Hutchings commented on his new role: "I am thrilled to join such a fantastic team that is renowned in the industry for its expertise and client-focused approach, which goes to the heart of everything I believe in. The global transportation industry is packed with opportunities and the time is right for a shakeup which can only benefit our clients. Lockton is uniquely positioned and has the knowledge, the global reach and the innovative spirit to provide the best guidance for clients looking to navigate the complexities of the world we live in today.”


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