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Centriq secures new UMA

01 July 2011 Centriq
Diolete dos Santos, John Hill and Lizette Prinsloo of Nautical Underwriting Managers.

Diolete dos Santos, John Hill and Lizette Prinsloo of Nautical Underwriting Managers.

Centriq Insurance entered 2011 without its skippers licence when it lost its long standing Marine UMA. The loss was taken as a challenge and Centriq went out to sea in search of a new skipper. Within 3 months Centriq found their new skipper named Nautical Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd.

Nautical Underwriting Managers is headed by John Hill, Diolete Dos Santos and Lizette Prinsloo. John has spent over 50 years in the insurance industry of which 40 years has been in the Marine field. He has served in London, Nigeria, Hong Kong and South Africa where he has spent the last 20 years. John is an executive member and past chairman of the Association of Marine Underwriters in South Africa (AMUSA) and presently part time lecturer at UNISA in Marine Insurance.

Diolete started out in the Marine insurance industry in 1985 and for over 26 years has worked as a Broker and Underwriter. As a Broker she was responsible for major international corporate accounts. Diolete most recently was the National Marine Manager at Regent Insurance Company Limited responsible for offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Lizette joined the insurance industry in 1992 dealing in Motor, Personal & Business Insurance. In 2004 Lizette joined Regent and progressed to a Marine Claims Advisor operating under the direct supervision of John Hill and will now be actively involved in not only claims but also marketing.

“In our quest to provide brokers and clients with specialised insurance products and services in all insurance segmentations, Centriq partners with highly skilled and experienced underwriters that possess excellent administrative capabilities and business acumen in their selected target niches. Nautical is a perfect fit and we believe they share Centriq’s core values of long-term partnerships centred on sustainable structures. We are proud to announce this partnership, which enables us to continue to offer services within the marine market.” comments Sydney James, Client Manager: Underwriting Managers at Centriq Insurance.

“Our partnership with Centriq, a company noted for its innovated and dynamic approach together with the A class security provides an ideal relationship allowing the agency to focus on its primary function of providing a first class service in both the underwriting and claims fields. As the new skipper of Centriq Insurance Marine arm, Nautical Underwriting Managers look forward to providing a smooth passage to brokers and clients through the sometimes stormy seas of Marine Insurance

We welcome all aboard!” comments Nautical Underwriting Managers.

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