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Press Release – WCL adds specialty marine practice with appointment of two industry veterans

New specialty group presents opportunities for strategic diversification and growth.

Vancouver, B.C., January 17, 2023Wylie-Crump Limited is pleased to formally announce two new senior appointments to the team, both veterans of the commercial marine insurance industry in Canada.  Adam Parry-Wingfield and Sandy Roberts recently joined the Vancouver-based brokerage as part of the firm’s strategic move to develop and grow their marine practice.

“Adding commercial marine expertise allows us to deliver enhanced value, service and capabilities to existing clients as well as service other best-in-class companies,” said Nolan Heuchert, managing partner at Wylie-Crump. “These critical hires represent just the beginning of a long-term commitment to this key industry and we are very pleased to welcome Adam and Sandy to the team.”

Parry-Wingfield, appointed as director, is heading up the new specialty group, bringing over 30 years of experience in the marine insurance industry. Most recently, he was managing director with a global broking firm, overseeing a national marine portfolio, working directly with a diverse group of clients in the marine and transportation industries.

“Wylie-Crump’s reputation for delivering industry-leading risk-management solutions is unparalleled, with a track-record of success that’s driven by its specialized focus and expertise,” said Parry-Wingfield. “We are well-positioned to build on that winning strategy to grow our commercial marine practice and I’m thrilled to be onboard this dynamic team.”

Prior to joining Wylie-Crump as senior associate, Sandy Roberts worked as an account executive in the Marine Specialty Group for a large global broker and brings over 20 years experience in the industry. Her deep marine insurance experience and broad knowledge includes marine construction, tug and barge and general vessel services, cargo including stock throughput, passenger transport, subsea and terminal operations.

Wylie-Crump has specialized in the construction, development and real estate industries in western Canada and proactively responds to the ever-changing risk, insurance and surety marketplace with innovative, cost-effective solutions. The addition of a commercial marine group represents the first step of a long-term investment and commitment to being the leading specialty firm within this key industry.

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