Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters the Marine Insurance Market in Canada

Gord Rider named to lead product line

Boston, MA (Jan. 13, 2017) – Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it is introducing Inland and Ocean Marine Insurance in Canada; the company has named Gord Rider as Senior Marine Underwriter.

“We are pleased to welcome Gord to our team of marine specialists,” said John Evans, Vice President of Marine, BHSI. “With Gord at the helm, BHSI in Canada has launched ocean marine products – including ocean cargo, stock throughput and project cargo insurance — as well as a full line of inland marine products. All of these products come with BHSI’s hallmark clarity of coverage and formidable financial strength.”

Gord joins BHSI from Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, where he was most recently Senior Marine Underwriter. Before that, he was a Marine Underwriter at Chubb and at Coast Underwriters Ltd. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Gord is based in the Toronto office of BHSI and can be reached at [email protected].

About Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, medical stop loss, and homeowners insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. In Canada it underwrites on the paper of National Liability & Fire Insurance Company, a part of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Auckland, Brisbane, D�sseldorf, Hong Kong, Macau, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.