Name: Robin Harman
Company role: Manager - Corporate Specialty and Multinational
Years of experience: 44 years in insurance, started at Lloyd's of London, moved into Average Adjusting, and then insurance broking before joining AM&T in 2012.
Specific areas of expertise: A bit of everything, but probably most focused towards the H&M and P&I areas of marine insurance.
What was your first-ever job?
Cargo Claims Assessor at Lloyd's Underwriters Claims Office.
What have you liked about working at AM&T?
It has been great to be part of a specialised team who work very well together and to be part of the substantial growth we’ve enjoyed in the past eight years.
What advice would you give a newcomer to the industry?
Retain an open mind and take a personal interest in the class of insurance.
What was the most challenging claim/policy you have had to handle during your time at AM&T?
Some of the larger infrastructure and renewable energy projects which we have been handling for the past three years which has been a continuous learning opportunity in respect to the equipment and transportation methods. It really brought into play our specialisation. Insuring Tunnel Boring machines capable of cutting a tunnel to accommodate three lanes of traffic and insuring the transportation of wind farms with blades in excess of 68 m long are examples.
What will you do on your first day of retirement?
Help one of our four children with their house renovations!
I have always wanted to become a volunteer with Marine Rescue and retirement offers the opportunity to do so. I will be joining the Lake Macquarie Unit https://marinerescuelakemacquarie.com.au/ which is close to where I live. This unit alone handles almost 1 in 5 of all calls managed by NSW Marine Rescue and its funding relies substantially on public support. Part of the requirement of becoming a volunteer will be to help with funding as well as working in the operational area. This is my opportunity to support a key community organisation.
A quote to live by:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt