SUT | MTS Webinar – Insuring Marine Technologies and Equipment
13 June, 2023
Keith Broughton, Underwriter – Underwater Marine, Beazley
Keith Broughton, a highly experienced underwriter who specializes in underwater systems including autonomous underwater vehicles and seabed-systems. Keith was a Royal Navy officer and mine clearance diver for a decade before entering the insurance sector, and is also an accomplished sailor and a qualified marine biologist. Keith joined Beazley in August 2016, after the acquisition of Leviathan by Beazley, to add a specialist subsea equipment underwriting element to the Marine Team.
Andrew Woollven, Managing Director, EODEX US
A former Royal Naval Warfare Commander and Mine Clearance Diving Specialist he has throughout his career been involved in EOD and underwater clearance operations all over the globe having held a number of high-profile assignments both in the UK and abroad, including sea command and command of UK military diving training. With a rich portfolio of achievements Andrew sits at the operational helm of a company that has been specifically formed to bring the very best military counter UXO processes for use within the commercial subsea sector with safety, environmental safeguarding and cost efficiency as central pillars of its delivery. He is a masters graduate of Kings College and a Member of the Institute of Explosive Engineers.
Andy Elvin, President, EODEX US
Andy brings a unique level of knowledge from 35 years as a Royal Navy Warfare Officer. With 30 years specialist experience in deep mine warfare, diving and explosive ordnance disposal, Andrew served a third of his career alongside, and embedded with various US Navy Commands. His final tour was as the Deputy US Mine Warfare Commander in Bahrain and Captain UK Mine Warfare. Dealing with all forms of military ordnance during conflict including ERW, MEC and UXOs, he has amassed a wealth of experience, operating with multi-national commercial, military and industrial organizations, from the Americas through Europe to the Middle and Far East.