Perry will also lead the White Oak transportation team and manage her own portfolio of client business

White Oak Underwriting Agency is announcing the appointment of Lisa Perry as chief underwriting officer.

Perry brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise as a market leader with a stellar reputation built up over 27 years in the industry, predominantly in underwriting but also in broking throughout the early part of her career.

In her most recent role as senior underwriter at MS Amlin, Perry has been responsible for managing and underwriting a large and diverse portfolio of niche worldwide transportation businesses.

In particular, her insurance specialisms have been in truck physical damage, motor truck cargo, private and commercial comprehensive motor, forestry and construction, dealers open lot, and garagekeepers legal liability, in the US & Canada, Middle East, Caribbean, and Europe.

Perry successfully and profitably grew the MS Amlin transportation book and she has highlighted that she feels now is the right time to throw herself into a new challenge.

In her new role, Perry will drive the underwriting strategy and develop existing business plans, in conjunction with the respective line of business leader to generate profitable growth in White Oak’s current and future markets.

Drawing on her specialist background in transportation, and with her extensive experience, Perry will lead the White Oak transportation team and manage her own portfolio of client business. 

Perry commented on her new appointment: “I am hugely excited to be joining the White Oak team and looking forward to starting a new chapter at a dynamic, forward-thinking and diverse company.”

White Oak managing director Holly Shepherd said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Lisa is joining White Oak as her leadership, market reputation and technical expertise will all be fundamental to our future success.

“We are celebrating White Oak’s 10th anniversary in 2020. It’s a fitting and highly significant milestone in our development that an individual of Lisa Perry’s calibre is joining us to lead our underwriting strategy as we move into our second decade.”