Norwich Union appoints casualty underwriting manager

Article date: 29 March 2004

Norwich Union has appointed Paul Murphy asunderwriting manager for casualty specialist classes.

Murphy (33) joins from his previous role as senior propertyunderwriter for the company, where he worked in the industrialsegment team for two years.

Responsible for group PA, professional indemnity, contingencyand guarantee and legal expenses business, he brings 14 years ofunderwriting experience to the post working for Commercial Union,CGU and Norwich Union. He will be based at the company’sFenchurch Street offices in the City.

Paul commented: "I’m delighted to be joining NorwichUnion’s team of casualty specialists and will be helping toraise the profile of the specialist classes team expertise over thecoming months.

"We have a wealth of experience in these classes of business andI will be looking to expand our book through cross selling andupselling to the SME market. Looking at Group PA specifically, Iwill be aiming to raise Norwich Union’s profile as a majorplayer in this market."

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For further information, please contact:
Debbie Wells at Staniforth on 0161 274 0100 or David Ross atNorwich Union on 08703 66 68 65/07786 526350.

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