Following almost 37 years with the Club, today marks Nigel Martin’s retirement. During his time with us Nigel has been involved in underwriting the Club’s business in Greece, South America, Germany, the Middle East and South East Asia. With his wealth of experience and dedication to supporting the evolving needs of the Club over more than three decades, Nigel has been a great asset to our team.
“Since I joined the underwriting team in 1984, there have been vast changes in the variety, scope of operations and size of ships in the world fleet. Alongside these developments, it’s been tremendously interesting to have been involved in the greatly evolved role of an underwriter of P&I risks and the related advancements in the methodology behind our work, not to mention the scope and breadth of cover provided by the London P&I Club.”
Whilst the P&I industry has changed significantly over the 36 years Nigel has been with the Club, the special importance of people to the business has remained constant. Nigel comments:
“I have been fortunate to be part of a small but diverse underwriting community serving the shipping industry worldwide. You do feel part of something that really matters and being able to share in a global enterprise that can touch on so much of what is happening around you has been very rewarding. It is also pleasing and fascinating to see the changes taking place, for example generationally within the Club’s underwriting team and the technological and other advances that go hand in hand with that. I’m looking forward to retirement but there is much that I know I will miss.”
The Club’s Director of Underwriting, Reto Toggwiler, says:
“Nigel has been an integral part of the Club’s underwriting team for many decades and he has always demonstrated his dedication to the Club’s membership. Throughout his career, he has shown great compassion and humour in his dealings with all, both internally and externally, no matter how great the challenge. We will really miss him as a member of the team but wish him all the very best for a hugely well-deserved retirement.”
From all at the Club, we wish Nigel all the best in the next chapter of his life.