London, 17 August 2023: Dale Underwriting Partners (DUP), the trading name for Dale Managing Agency Limited’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729, has announced the appointment of Robert Pettifer as Underwriter in the Property Open Market Team, effective 6 November 2023.

“Rob’s appointment is part of a wider Dale strategy to capitalise on new business opportunities amid current conditions in the property open market,” said Deputy Active Underwriter, Ian Bridge. “At Dale we are focused on strategic, deliberate growth where we can offer real expertise to our clients and brokers throughout the underwriting process.”

Robert brings with him more than 12 years’ experience in the insurance industry and will support the property open market team’s growth strategy as it aims to capitalise on current market opportunities. He joins from Liberty Specialty Markets, where he most recently served as Senior Underwriter, Property D&F.

Based in London, Robert will report to Marcus Turner, Head of Property Open Market.

“Rob has a proven track record as an experienced International and US Property Underwriter writing across a broad range of occupancies and geographical territories,” said, Marcus. “He will also specifically add extra international experience and relationships to our Property Open Market business. We are delighted to have an individual of Rob’s calibre joining us and are looking forward to working with him to continue helping to expand our property offerings to our clients and brokers alike.”

“I look forward to joining Dale later this year and supporting the business during an exciting time in the property open market space,” said Rob. “As a market leader, Dale has a unique proposition and I hope to add my expertise and experience in the global property market to enhance the team’s offering.”