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NAUTILUS Marine Insurance Agency Ltd trading as NM Insurance has announced the appointment of Graeme Orchard as New Zealand National Manager, commencing 1 July 2014.

Orchard brings over 30 years marine insurance expertise to the roll, most recently in his capacity as New Zealand Marine Manager for QBE Insurance, and is recognised as one of the most knowledgeable marine underwriters in the Australasian market.

Orchard is tasked with growing the NM Insurance brand in the New Zealand market, extending the portfolio from its pleasurecraft roots to a full marine underwriting agency offering a complete suite of Cargo, Hull and Marine Liability products designed for the New Zealand market.

“I’m looking forward building upon the current portfolio that has run successfully for the last 3 years and widening the product lines, working with our intermediaries and taking the business to the next level. The level of expertise, dynamics and strength of support of our underwriting partners will be refreshing for the market, and the doors are well and truly open for business.” said Orchard.

Like most across the group, experience in the wider marine space is a key feature of our expertise.

Orchard  is well known within the broader commercial marine industry and has frequently presented to exporters and importers forums. Well known in the yachting community he is a lifelong yachtsman and continues to compete at a high level in offshore and ocean racing.

“Graeme is a fantastic addition to the company. His vast experience in the marine insurance sector is what the market expects, and what we expect from our team. Our leading edge products and service sets us apart from the other providers in the market and our much wider product appetite, and strength from our Lloyds partners, will certainly help our intermediaries and their clients,” said Lyndon Turner CEO NM
Insurance Group.

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