Andrew started his career as a marine cargo surveyor in Durban, South Africa, in 1996, gaining practical hands-on experience in a wide variety of bulk, break-bulk and containerised cargoes.
After a brief hiatus during which Andrew was able to pursue his love of competitive sailing and international travel, he re-joined the marine insurance world in 2001, taking on a role in new risk and claims assessment with a Durban based insurance broker with a large small-craft book. An approach in late 2003 from Rennie Murray & Co., the Lloyds Agents in South Africa, took Andrew to Port Elizabeth where he re-established a branch of the company at the site of its oldest Lloyds Agency appointment, dating back to 1782. Andrew’s career at Rennie Murray & Co. took him back to Durban as Branch Manager in 2007, where he became a Director of the company in 2017 and Managing Director a year later.
In addition to gaining significant management and corporate board experience, during this period, Andrew was able to travel extensively, establishing a wide network of insurance industry contacts in the UK, Europe, India and China. A desire to pursue new challenges in a dynamic and growing company brought Andrew to the UK in September 2022 where he joins EC3 Marine in a survey and claims management role. We’re pleased to be able to tap into the wealth of experience in management of Cargo & Claims Surveys & Claims Adjustments, Hull & Machinery Surveys & Claims, Risk Management, Recoveries, Project Cargo Surveys, Small Craft and Yacht Claims, and Motor Vehicle Inspection Services, as well as an extensive network of contacts and local knowledge of the Southern African region.