Based in AM&T’s Brisbane office, he is a Broncos fan (we won’t hold that against him) and is a self-confessed instant-coffee addict. We sat down with Cam (over a cup of instant coffee) to find out a bit more about his life at sea and working at AM&T.
Name: Cameron Livingstone
Company Role: Development Underwriter
Years of experience: 12 years in the maritime sector and seafaring, started with AM&T in January 2020.
Specific areas of expertise: Commercial seafaring, vessel operations and engineering, industry practises, and risk assessment.
What was your first-ever job?
My first full-time job was as a deckhand on a Moreton Bay prawn trawler when I was 16. This started my career in commercial fishing, working on more than 10 different trawlers all over the east coast of Australia.
I joined the Royal Australian Navy when I was 22 years old, serving memorable postings in Darwin and Armidale Class Patrol Boats and in Headquarters Northern Command.
In 2015, I joined Shell Tankers Australia’s LNG operations. Shell’s 105,000 gross ton LNG tankers trade between Australia and Japan. I sailed as a deck officer on Northwest Stormpetrel, Northwest Sanderling, Northwest Snipe and Northwest Sandpiper. Understanding LNG transfer operations industry practice gave me a unique appreciation for assessing marine and cargo risk.
While working I also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).
What do you enjoy about working at AM&T?
There is a strong sense of corporate responsibility here. AM&T are ethical decision-makers with a great sense of community. The culture is excellent and staff retention reflects that.
The team are also very supportive and encourage continual learning and development. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law at the Queensland University of Technology.
What advice would you give a newcomer to the industry?
“Expect an art form, not a science…” (a quote shared with Cam on his first day!).
What has been the biggest challenge while working with AM&T?
Covid-19 has affected our industry partners in many different ways. Understanding the impact on insured clients, and the adaptations our broker partners have had to endure is a key part of retaining our relationships. Recognising the challenges faced by the industry and formulating solutions that can help all parties has been a challenging and rewarding experience for me.
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