Our People

Darren Wheeler

H & M Co-ordinator


Darren joined LOC in November 2013 and specialises in coordinating the provision of Hull & Machinery related services to a range of clients including Lloyd’s Underwriters, Insurance Companies, P&I Clubs, Lawyers and Ship Owners.

Darren has over 30 years of experience in this marine insurance industry, and is the primary contact for Hull & Machinery surveys originating from the London Insurance Market.

His principal activities include the arrangement of marine insurance related surveys, carried out in multiple global locations. This involves liaising with underwriters, brokers, owners and any other party involved with the requested survey.

He has experience and expertise in the coordination of all types of marine insurance related surveys, including:

    • Hull & Machinery surveys
    • Loss of Hire surveys
    • Cargo surveys
    • Project cargo surveys
    • Condition surveys (behalf H&M or P&I interests)
    • Shipyard surveys
    • Liability surveys (builders risk, ship-repairers, charterers)
    • Pre-purchase surveys
    • Marine warranty surveys
    • Approval surveys

One of his key duties is to liaise with the LOC technical staff to ensure Surveyors with the correct skill set are mobilised to attend the required survey, whilst also liaising with the LOC offices around the world, to ensure the clients are issued and receive their reports in a timely fashion, and dealing with any issues arising from the findings of surveys. Darren also oversees and monitors the charges incurred during the course of the surveys and approves and issues invoices to clients.

With his longstanding presence within the London Insurance Market, he has built-up a close rapport with many underwriters, brokers, adjusters and other marine claims professionals working within the UK, US and other Worldwide Maritime Industries.