Boat services adds two new hires to Boat Oasis team

Boat Services  has announced the addition of Matt Jones and Bert Kerr as consultants to further develop the company’s  catastrophe risk modelling business. Together they bring 30 years of industry expertise in (re)insurance catastrophe (cat) risk management to the Boat Oasis platform.

Boat Oasis is the multi-peril cat risk modelling platform, delivered by Boat Services, operating on the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework (LMF).

Following recent business momentum and platform growth, with the addition of vendors COMBUS, TigerEye and JBA, Matt Jones and Bert Kerr have been appointed to drive product development forward and ensure that any growth remains closely aligned with the needs of the clients.

“Matt and Bert are joining us at the perfect time. Boat Oasis is building an ecosystem for the (re)insurance community and they will be pivotal in ensuring that the platform meets the needs of the market. I am excited to see the progress made over the coming months.” Jamie Khurshid CEO of Boat Services Ltd.

Matt Jones joins Boat with over 20 years of (re)insurance industry experience, including 14 years at the Zurich Insurance Group. During this time, Matt took on various roles in the actuarial pricing and catastrophe risk management fields before becoming Global Head of Catastrophe Management. Matt graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham and has a PhD in Oceanography and Remote Sensing from UCL. He is a qualified actuary and co-author of ‘Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling: A Practitioner’s Guide’.

Bert Kerr has 10 years of catastrophe risk experience in the London market. During this time he has worked in a number of roles, including Head of Exposure Management positions for various Lloyds syndicates.