We provide a range of Marine Insurance and Reinsurance products on a global basis for a number of classes including: 

Marine Hull

  • Hull and Machinery
  • Construction Risks

Marine Cargo

  • Transit
  • Storage
  • Stock Throughput
  • Project Cargo incl. Delay in Start Up

Marine War

We also provide coverage for transit, pre-launch and launch risks for Satellites as part of our Aerospace book.

Thanks to the way that we are structured we can adapt quickly to changes in these markets, tailoring our coverages in order to meet our clients needs.

Our team

  • Key contact - Marine 
    Paul Russell

    Paul is Head of Marine at Fidelis MGU. Paul joined Fidelis Insurance in May 2022 as Head of Marine within the Speciality division. Paul has previously worked for Lancashire Insurance company, as a Marine Underwriter for the past 8 years. He entered the insurance Industry with the broking house Sedgewick where he specialised in Marine. More recently furthering his career at Willis, Aon, Cooper Gay & CRMA.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 778 917 1766

  • Armand van Hien

    Armand joined Fidelis MGU in May 2023 as Head of Marine Cargo. Armand arrives having most recently spent time as an Underwriter at Brit Global Specialty and 6 years at Chubb prior to that. Armand holds a BSc (Hons) in Management and Finance from BPP University.

    Email: [email protected]


  • Key Contact - Marine Hull
    Hannah Charnaud

    Hannah is a Senior Underwriter at Fidelis MGU. Hannah joined Fidelis Insurance in 2018 and has worked across several Bespoke & Specialty Lines of business, as well as Property Reinsurance. Prior to joining Fidelis Insurance, Hannah completed the Lloyd’s graduate scheme and holds a BA degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Manchester.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 203 846 6109, +44 792 057 7223

  • Hugo Lewis

    Hugo is an Underwriter at Fidelis MGU. Hugo joined Fidelis Insurance in 2022 as a Marine Underwriter. He previously worked at Talbot for 10 years, having joined there as a graduate in 2012. He worked as a risk analyst before moving over to underwriting in 2016 and becoming a class underwriter in the Marine Hull & War team. Hugo holds a degree in Geography from Oxford University and is ACII qualified.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 782 590 3858

  • Richard Coulson

    Richard is Deputy Group CUO and CEO of Insurance at Fidelis MGU. Rich Coulson joined Fidelis Insurance in 2015. With fifteen years of insurance industry experience, including both underwriting and broking, Rich joined Fidelis Insurance from RK Harrison, where he was Executive Director of Political Risk, Structured Credit and Surety. His early career was spent at MMC Capital and Marsh, where he focused on structuring alternative risk transfer, and captive solutions. After Marsh, Rich spent three years at Hiscox underwriting the company’s space and satellite and offshore energy books – winning the Hiscox Award for Innovation whilst there, before returning to broking and serving as a partner at JLT, specialising in Credit and Political Risk. Rich was elected a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Insurers and Chartered Institute of Risk Management eleven years ago and during his career has also won the IRM Award for Risk Analysis excellence and an ABI Young Insurer of the Year award – recognising his work on developing innovative new products within the insurance industry. Rich is a member of the Executive Committee.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 203 846 6072

  • Simon Crone

    Simon Head of Partnership Underwriting and EEA CUO at Fidelis MGU. Simon joined Fidelis Insurance in 2019 from AmTrust where he was the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Mortgage & Credit division. Simon has over 20 years of experience in insurance in a variety of roles ranging from underwriting to operations to project management. Previously he was at General Electric and Genworth Financial. Simon holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Cape Town.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 7710 513217

  • Seán Harty

    Seán is an Underwriter at Fidelis MGU. Seán joined Fidelis Insurance in April 2020. He has over 6 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He most recently worked with ffh Management Services (Fairfax company) where he held Reinsurance Technician and Team Leader roles. Seán also completed a 24 week intercompany rotation programme in London with Advent Syndicate in 2017 with the Exposure Management and Casualty Treaty teams. Seán graduated from the University of Limerick in 2013 (BBS degree majoring in Risk Management and Insurance) and holds the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +353 1 566 8082, +353 87 170 6456

  • Christine Penny

    Christine is an Assistant Underwriter at Fidelis MGU. Christine joined Fidelis Insurance in July 2021, from Hamilton Insurance, where she worked in their Underwriting Operations team. Christine graduated from the University of Limerick in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business and French degree, majoring in Risk Management and Insurance.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +353 1 582 2324

  • Ivo Elliott

    Ivo is an Underwriting Assistant at Fidelis MGU. Ivo joined Fidelis Insurance in 2022 as an Assistant Underwriter in the Marine team. Prior to joining Fidelis Insurance, Ivo worked in the European Investments team at CCI Broking. Ivo holds a MA (Hons) degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 758 426 8058

  • Lara Janse van Rensburg

    Lara is an Assistant Underwriter at Fidelis MGU. Lara joined Fidelis Insurance in November 2022 as an Underwriting Assistant within the Marine team. Prior to Fidelis Insurance, she worked at Pine Walk Capital. Lara holds a BA in Health Sciences and Social Services,  and a BSocSci Hons.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +44 778 936 4015

  • Akshat Gupta

    Akshat is an Underwriting Assistant at Fidelis MGU. Prior to joining Fidelis, Akshat worked at Atrium UW Ltd as a Summer Intern. Akshat holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Management from City, University of London.

    Email: [email protected]


  • Cathal Ruane

    Cathal is an Underwriting Assistant at Fidelis MGU. Cathal joined Fidelis Insurance in 2022. Prior to joining Fidelis, Cathal worked in the renewals team at Arachas Corporate Brokers. Cathal holds an honours degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Limerick.   

    Email: [email protected]

  • Conor Pearson

    Conor is an Underwriting Assistant at Fidelis MGU. Conor joined Fidelis Insurance in 2022. Prior to Fidelis Insurance, he worked for Axis Capital as a control operations and DUA intern. Conor graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Insurance and Risk Management.

    Email: [email protected]

  • Erin Barrett

    Erin is an Underwriting Assistant at Fidelis MGU. Erin joined Fidelis MGU in July 2022 as a Marine Underwriting Assistant.  Prior to Fidelis, Erin worked at MS Amlin as an Underwriting Assistant in the Specie and Fine Art team for nearly 2 years.

    Email: [email protected]

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