Patrick Kirkman

General Manager Insurance, BW Group

Having obtained an MA Hons. in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews, Patrick completed the Diploma-in-Law at City University, London and, after a short period at the English Bar, went in-house with an International Group P&I Club where he became Joint Global Head of Claims, before moving to an International Specialty broker in 2010 where he joined the Marine Executive Committee whilst having particularly responsibility for the Greek market as well as acting for a wide range of clients including bulk and tanker operators, Oil Majors, offshore operators and energy clients. Patrick moved to Asia in 2019 to take up his current position as Head of Insurance at BW Group in Singapore.

Patrick is on the Committee of a leading Norwegian Hull Insurer and a Singapore War Mutual as well as being Vice Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association’s Legal and Insurance Committee.

Away from work Patrick is a frustrated golfer, an energetic but talentless squash player, an unorthodox opening batsman and a keen cyclist. Most importantly, Patrick is the proud father of three wonderful children.