London, Singapore and Vancouver, 27th February, 2012
The Shipowners’ Club have announced a series of new appointments, which take effect from the start of the new policy year, 20th February 2012.
Steve Randall takes up the post of Commercial Director – Asia on the board of Shipowners’ Asia Pte Ltd, which manages the Singapore branch of the Club. His appointment will mirror Simon Swallow’s as Commercial Director on the board of The Shipowners’ Protection Limited (SPL) with whom he will closely collaborate. Steve will have specific responsibility for leading the development of the Club’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, and will retain his responsibilities as co-manager with David Heaselden of the Singapore branch.
Ian Edwards becomes Underwriting Director on the SPL board, taking over the leadership of the technical underwriting operation of the Club from Simon Swallow, setting and overseeing the implementation of the Club’s underwriting and pricing policies in collaboration with branch managers. Ian will retain his responsibilities as co-manager with Britt Pickering of the London branch.
Britt Pickering is appointed Claims Director on the SPL board cementing her position as global Head of Claims. She will retain her responsibilities as co-manager of the London branch.
Jeremy Slater becomes Underwriting Manager – Singapore branch, reflecting the growing business underwritten through Singapore and the need to develop the management support of the branch. Reporting to Steve Randall, he will take over some of the underwriting management responsibilities which Steve has had until now.
By June of this year, Paul Smit will take up the post of Deputy Claims Manager, Singapore branch, in order to enhance the claims service and ensure that the speed and quality of claims handling is ever more responsive. He will provide management support to Mike Hammond, Claims Manager, as well as handling claims himself.
Rob Cook is promoted to Syndicate Claims Manager – UK and Rest of the World syndicate, London branch, taking over from Paul Smit.
Following the continuing growth of the Club and a successful renewal for the premium year 2012/13, these appointments recognise the significant contribution of those concerned to the leadership of the Club into the future.
Charles Hume, Chief Executive, said – “We are very grateful to our Members and their brokers for their continuing support which has seen on-going growth of the Club and a successful renewal. We hope that these appointments will reinforce the management structure and enable us to enhance and develop the service which we offer. I congratulate all those who will be taking on these responsibilities and am delighted to see their progression into new roles which will help lead the Club into the future.”
Notes for Editors:
The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual marine liability insurer, providing Protection & Indemnity insurance to small vessels since 1855. The Club currently insurers over 29,000 vessels from more than 5,600 Members worldwide and is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs.
The Club has branches located in Luxembourg, London, Singapore and Vancouver.
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