HSB Engineering Insurance aims for market-leading loss control with specialist hire


Press Release

Specialist engineering and construction insurer HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB), part of Munich Re, has appointed Jim Whitmore to the role of loss control engineering manager for construction.

Jim will be responsible for leading HSB’s Loss Control Engineering service for construction clients. In his role, Jim will be engaged in developing management systems to ensure effective delivery of risk engineering survey reports and provision of risk management solutions to assist clients with loss prevention and claims reduction.

With 25 years experience in the construction industry, both in Europe and the Middle East, Jim is a specialist in the development of risk management systems and the implementation of risk solutions in large organisations. Jim also brings considerable expertise in large fleet and plant management. He joins from JBI Property Services, Abu Dhabi where he was head of QHSE and Engineering.

Chief underwriting officer Andy Kane said: “We are delighted to welcome Jim to HSB whose extensive experience will strengthen our Loss Control Engineering team as our business develops in the UK. Loss Control Engineering is a key part of HSB Group’s underwriting philosophy as it adds value to our clients’ business by leveraging our expertise. Jim’s appointment will help to develop a truly market leading service provision for HSB clients.”