Andrew Berry has over 20 years experience in property casualty insurance and is an acknowledged expert on the subject of Insurance Technology. He is a member of the RIMS Technology Advisory Committee and was the founding editor of RIMSTech, the Society’s technology bulletin. In addition to his work at Black Diamond Risk Enterprises, Andrew is President and founder of Newport Risk Services, a professional services and consulting firm.
Prior to founding Newport Risk Services, Andrew was co-founder and President of GRX Technologies (GRX), an industry leader in the development of collaborative technologies streamlining the management of large commercial insurance programs. GRX was at the forefront of the use of XML data standards in the insurance industry and was active in the development of ACORD’s data standards initiative. As President of GRX he established and ran the professional services division of the company. This included the creation and management of The Joule, a member service of the OIL Group of Companies, a group of mutual insurers in the energy industry.
Andrew started his career as an insurance broker in the London and UK retail brokerage markets. He then spent nine years as a risk management consultant with Tillinghast – Towers Perrin in London and Boston. He has also worked in the captive management industry with Strategic Risk Solutions, an independent captive management company. While at Strategic Risk Solutions, Andrew developed approaches for the use of web-based technology for managing the exchange of information on group captives.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nottingham University in the UK and a MBA (summa cum laude), with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from Babson College. He holds Fellowship of the Institute of Risk Management (FIRM) and Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII) designations.