Marine Committee

The LMA Marine Committee is the senior marine committee, normally comprising ten elected members plus the senior Lloyd’s representative from each of the Joint Committees. It meets every other month. 

If there is an issue you wish to raise at this committee or any of the Joint Committees, please contact either a member of the committee or the secretary. 

Elected Members

Richard Palengat
Simon Mason
Peter McIntosh
Richard Tomlin
Philip Sandle
Mark Edmondson
Bill Katesmark
Tim Pembroke
James McDonald


Joint Committee Representatives:

Mel Raven
JRC Deputy Chair
Andrew Moulton
JWC Chair
Richard Golder
JCC Deputy Chair
Robert Korzinek
WR Berkley
JSC Deputy Chair
Peter Gower
JLC Chair
Penny Woodhill
JMCC Chair


Current Issues 

Members' attention is drawn to the US Advisory in the links section. This has been produced after months of liaison with industry and is non-mandatory. It will be for individual underwriting entities to review and decide how to best demonstrate appropriate due diligence. During the liaison, it was explained that sanctions breaches render insurance cover inoperable, AIS tracking is not in itself capable of preventing transgressions and that insurers do not have constabulary powers, so it is hoped that Flag States will demonstrate leadership as Panama and Pulau recently have.  The UK Government have also produced guidance for the maritime industry through OFSI. 

  • Coronavirus and contingent effects
  • The Future at Lloyd's initiative
  • Sanctions
  • ESG and its ramifications


LMA Marine Forums

The forums provide an opportunity for the Joint Chairs to update the market on the wide range of work being undertaken by the Joint Committees. If any underwriter would like an issue raised at Committee level, please let either the relevant Chairman or secretary know.

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Contact us

Neil Roberts
Head of Marine & Aviation

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Members' Area

Marine Committee Members' Area

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