3rd August 2023 (Melbourne, Australia). Australasia Underwriting (AUPL) welcomed Derek Harding to its leadership team this month.  Derek brings decades of underwriting leadership experience within Lloyds and globally across three continents. He will focus on widening the product offering within the Lloyds Coverholder’s existing Property & General Liability sectors.

AUPL’s Managing Director Alan Mackay said, “Derek’s appointment is another step in our mission to bring human-centered expertise into the marketplace. He has a proven track record for profitable growth, driving product development, and building high-performing teams. Harnessing expert underwriting, and giving our brokers immediate access to that, is a fundamental component of our proposition. It’s what makes us different. Derek shares that ethos, and we look forward to his contribution to the leadership team.”

Derek Harding, who will now lead technical underwriting for AUPL said, “I’m excited to join a business that aligns with my values of how to do business. With integrity, wisdom, and a healthy dose of fun. I was attracted to the role due to AUPL’s solutions-first approach and desire for innovation to meet the changing needs of its customers.  As a Lloyds Coverholder, we will deliver compelling new propositions offering unique, secure solutions to our intermediary partners. I urge brokers not yet trading with us to get in touch.”