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Marsh Marine Course Australia Hosted by the MMIF & SMDG (Melbourne Event)

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 14 Mar 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Mills Oakley, Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


We are pleased to announce that Stephen Harris, Senior Vice President, Marsh is coming form London to run a 3-day marine insurance course in Sydney and Melbourne.


Sydney Course: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 6th of March to Friday 8th of March 2019

Melbourne Course: 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 12th of March to Thursday 14th of March 2019

ANZIIF Accredited: 15 points (3 days)NIBA Accredited: 12 pointsCourse Registration and Venue Details to Follow. Sample Agenda Below

Sample Agenda (subject to change)


This course will equip delegates with an understanding of the management of risk in the commercial maritime world by examining the insurance cover provided by the main classes of marine insurance such as cargo, hull, disbursements, war, strikes and piracy cover, protection and indemnity (P&I), and charterers’ legal liability coverage. The course examines standard coverage under widely used international conditions for each risk type, as well as the standard exclusions that can be expected to be found within each class of marine business. Special sessions on the principles and practices of general average and salvage help delegates understand how insurance plays a vital role in these unique maritime concepts.


This course is suitable for:

  • Those who are new to marine insurance who wish to gain an overall knowledge of the various marine insurance classes.
  • Those who may have extensive knowledge in one or two areas of marine insurance and who wish to widen their knowledge to include other marine risk classes.
  • Those involved with reinsurance who need to understand the unique aspects of marine insurance.
  • Those involved in shipping or other maritime industry practices, for whom marine insurance is an important consideration for their business operations.
  • Those involved in the legal or financial aspects of shipping who need to deepen their knowledge of the scope and background of today’s marine insurance.

This course is held in other venues across the globe and will be for the first time held in Australia. It has attracted attendees from many countries and in the UK has full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Insurance. SMDG/MMIF are working with ANZIIF to gain the same recognition with 15 points being awarded by ANZIIF.


Stephen has been working in the marine insurance market in London for 41 years.
During this time, he has underwritten a marine hull and liability account at Lloyd’s of London for over 13 years and spent seven years as the assistant hull and liability underwriter at Cornhill Insurance.

Stephen joined Sedgwick (now Marsh) in 1994, to manage and train staff in marine insurance, in addition to managing a portfolio of marine business.
The training and lectures quickly became well renowned and, within a few months, Marsh’s clients and insurers were asking if their employees could attend.
In 2007, the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in London asked Stephen to lecture on their marine hull insurance courses where he is now a regular guest speaker and seminar chairman.
In 2012, Stephen was invited to lecture for the Chartered Insurance Institute in London and received considerable acclaim.
Additionally, Stephen has run marine insurance seminars all over the world for insurance companies, major international banks, shipping companies and, of course, Marsh (and their sister company, Guy Carpenter), however, Stephen continues to play an active role in marine insurance placement activity and client advice in the London and international markets.
Stephen also sits on the industrial advisory board of the DREAM (Data Risk & Environmental Analytical Methods) Centre for Doctoral Training set up by Cranfield, Cambridge, Newcastle, and Birmingham universities in the UK.

Places are limit to 30 persons per course (payment required to reserve, Approximately $AUD650 per person). Course details and registration to follow.

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