2022 CBMU Fall Conference Educational Program

November 28, 2022

02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

2022-11-28 02:00 PM 2022-11-28 04:30 PM 2022 CBMU Fall Conference Educational Program Virtual Event America/New_York


Virtual Format

This program has been accredited for two hours in the technical category. 


2:00 - 2:10pm

President's Report


2:10 – 2:30pm

2021 Worldwide and Canadian Marine Figures; Highlights of the 2022 IUMI Conference

Keeley Wylie, CBMU President, Liberty Mutual 

Keeley Wylie is a marine insurance professional with eighteen years in the industry. She is an Assistant Vice President and Marine Industry Leader at Liberty Mutual Canada where she oversees the marine insurance portfolio. She specializes in all lines of marine insurance including Hull and Protection & Indemnity, Liabilities, Cargo, and Specie.
She currently serves as CBMU President and is also a member of the International Union of Marine Insurer’s Legal and Liability committee.
Keeley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Professional and Canadian Risk Management designations.

2:30 - 3:00pm

Loss costs on the rise. Understanding the impact of inflation on ocean marine lines

Sean Dalton, Munich RE

Sean Dalton is Executive Vice President and the Head of Marine Underwriting, NA for Munich Re America based in New York. He leads the reinsurance team responsible for Marine in the US and Canada. 

Sean serves the Marine industry through a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) and the former member of the Policy Forum and Chair of the IUMI Cargo Committee. Sean serves as an Officer and the Director of Finance for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) as well as on their Board of Directors. He is Vice Chair of the National Cargo Bureau (NCB). Sean is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) serving on their Vessel Classification Committee.

Sean is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. He earned a Master’s degree from State University of New York Maritime College and served as a Lieutenant for the United States Navy Reserve from 1988 – 1999. Sean holds the professional designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM). He received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the Harold Jackson Scholarship in Marine Insurance from the College of Insurance (SJU) and the American Institute of Marine Underwriters.

A professional mariner, Sean held a USCG Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage License from 1988 to 2003. He currently holds a USCG License as Master 100 Ton Inland Waters, Master Uninspected Passenger Vessels under 100 Ton and Mate 100 Ton Near Coastal Waters. Sean is a certified Divemaster from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

3:00 – 3:15pm


3:15 – 3:45 pm

The Evolution of “Smart” Container

This presentation explores the evolution of the smart container. It discusses developing technologies making smart containers possible, market players and market strategies contributing to its development. It describes the various features and capabilities of smart containers and present day challenges.

speaker picMariella Dauphinee, CIP (Marine)

Marine Claims Leader, Intact Insurance Company

Mariella Dauphinee started her career in marine insurance in Canada 30 years ago, following an apprenticeship with her father (marine specialist and author). She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia, followed by a CIP (Chartered Insurance Professional) designation, specializing in Marine Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Canada, where she later taught courses. She also has a Certificate in Shipping and Marine Operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a couple of years later undertook post graduate studies in Maritime & Logistics Management at the Australian Maritime College. She is the author of the textbook “Manual de Seguros de Transporte Maritimo” (Maritime Transport Insurance Handbook). She is currently a Vice Chair of the IUMI Executive Committee and a member of the Data and Digitalization Forum. In June 2021, she also accepted the role of Chair of the Claims and Loss Prevention Committee for CBMU, and currently serves on the CBMU Board of Directors. Mariella is the immediate Past President of the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia. She works as Marine Claims Leader for Intact Insurance Company out of Vancouver, where she handles various marine lines nationally, such as cargo, hull & machinery, as well marine liabilities.

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Panel on Changing environment of Protection & Indemnity claims. 

Moderated by Matthew Lewis


Mike Randall, CNA
Caitlin O’Boyle, Transport Canada
Tom Hawkins, Bernard LLP 

Following recent changes to the Marine Liability Act, and the introduction of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act in 2019, this panel will consider the impacts of these changes on the following:

  • Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Claims and the parties involved
  • Legal coordination and prioritization in the face of multiple claimants with competing interests, and direct right of action against P&I insurers
  • Whether in the opinion of the panelists the intentions of these legislative changes are being met in respect of providing recompense to all impacted parties and communities
  • Transport Canada Certificate requirements for vessels over 300 Gross Tonnes – do non-P&I Club insurers still have a role to play?
  • What brokers should consider on behalf of their vessel owning clients in respect of P&I policy limits, club vs non-club insurers, and managing expectations in the event of a loss
Matthew Lewis, CNA

Matthew has overall responsibility for CNA’s Canadian Marine Insurance operations across Cargo, Liability and Hull lines.  He is responsible for aligning branch structure for Marine business with CNA’s strategy to drive profitable growth. Prior to joining CNA in 2008, Matthew worked for Nacora Insurance Brokers as Managing Director of their UK operations, followed by relocation to Canada in 2003 to take over the Chief Operating Officer role for Nacora in Canada.  Nacora specializes in Marine business and are a wholly owned subsidiary of the International shipping and forwarding group Kuehne & Nagel.  Prior to joining Nacora in 1995, Matthew spent 6 years working for Eagle Star Insurance Company in various underwriting roles within their Marine Department. He received a bachelor’s degree in Nautical Studies majoring in marine law and shipping economics from Polytechnic Southwest, Plymouth, UK and subsequently earned various professional qualifications including Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), Chartered Insurance Practitioner (CIP), and Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario (unrestricted license).


Mike Randall, CNA

Mike accepted a 90-day contract in CNA’s Marine Underwriting Dept. on March 22, 2004.  He transitioned to the Marine Claim Dept. shortly thereafter, and barring a brief sojourn with Chubb in 2017/2018, continues to represent CNA as an industry leader in this segment.  Having handled all manner of marine claims, he has made payments on behalf of CNA to entities in over 100 countries.  Prior to joining CNA, Mike held various positions in the shipping industry, including managing a container destuffing terminal.  His background before that was in Ops and  I/T.



Caitlin O’Boyle

Manager, Liability, Compensation, and Insurance | Transport Canada, Marine Policy | Government of Canada

Caitlin O’Boyle is the Manager of Marine Liability, Compensation,  and Insurance at Transport Canada, where she has spent more than 10 years of her career working on various maritime files. She is responsible for policy, legislation and regulations related to liability, compensation, and insurance matters, including the Marine Liability Act, the Wrecked, Abandoned and Hazardous Vessels Act, the Marine Insurance Act, as well as the implementation of international convention sin the domestic regime. She has a BA in Political Science and a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration, both from Concordia University.


Thomas S. Hawkins

Partner, Bernard LLP

Tom is a founding partner of the firm Bernard LLP and practices in the areas of maritime law, insurance defence and commercial litigation advising clients on matters relating to marine insurance, arrest of vessels, towage, pollution, collision, terminals, cargo, employment, bodily injury and maritime commercial matters. Tom has conducted cases in the trial and appellate courts of the Federal Court, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been counsel in numerous maritime casualty investigations and oil pollution occurrences. He conducted the investigation of the 2006 sinking of the “Queen of the North” and represented the families and survivors of the 2015 “Leviathan II” Tofino whale watching boat tragedy.

He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Maritime law at the U.B.C. Faculty of Law and has lectured on many maritime and insurance topics. Tom was appointed Vice President of the Pacific Regional Advisory Council on Oil Spill Response by the Minister of Transport. He has presented topics on maritime law to the Government of Vietnam. He represents P&I Clubs, shipowners, terminals, hull underwriters, marine insurers and companies in Canada and internationally. He is also the principal contact for BC’s leading motor vehicle insurer and is frequently asked to conduct short fuse trials.

Tom is the past West Coast Vice President of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and currently serves as Chair of the TSB Committee. He is past chair of the BC Maritime Law Section, past Member at Large of the National Maritime Law Section of the CBA and member of the Owners Committee of the Chamber of Shipping of B.C. He also served on the executive of the Marine Insurance Association of BC.  Tom writes many articles for publication and is a frequent speaker in the area of maritime law, marine insurance and bodily injury. As a maritime lawyer Tom walks the walk by regularly crewing on offshore ocean sailing expeditions notably across the Tasman Sea, the Coral Sea, South Pacific and recently across the Atlantic Ocean.

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