North P&I Club Appoints Dawn Robinson as Global Director of People

22/08/2017 | North

North P&I Club has appointed a new Global Director of People as part of a company-wide focus on driving forward leadership and development.

Dawn Robinson Global Director Of People At North PIDawn Robinson has joined the global marine insurer following three years in a world-wide role at Nomad Digital and previous appointments with Sage PLC as well as Finland based Outotec. Dawn brings with her a wealth of experience in change management, leadership and development, operations and employee relations.

Working with the senior operations team, Dawn will initially focus on delivering a leadership and development programme for North’s 370 staff over the next 18 months, 255 of which are based at North’s headquarters on Newcastle Quayside.

She will also be looking at succession planning and recruitment requirements as the club moves from consolidation to modest growth over the next few years. Speaking about the appointment Dawn, said: “This is fantastic role, which will allow me to build on my global experience whilst working closely with the teams based locally in Newcastle. I have worked in similar cultures whereby we all have the same service-orientated values which are reflected in the loyalty of staff and low turnover. I’m truly excited to be joining such a long-standing business that has people front of mind and a clear service purpose to support its ship-owner members.”

The appointment comes following the retirement of Helen Henderson after 14 years’ service. 

Alan Wilson, Joint Managing Director, commented, “A focus on leadership, development and on-going change management will form a natural remit for Dawn as they are aligned to her previous experience in a number of UK and international appointments. We are delighted to have her on-board at this exciting time in our development. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Helen for her hard-work and service over the last 14 years. She has been an extremely valuable member of the team and we wish her well in her retirement”


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Notes to editors

1.  North P&I Club’s People & Corporate Services Department is located in Newcastle upon Tyne and comprises Human Resources, Payroll & Benefits and Office Services. 

2.  North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 140 million GT of owned tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. The Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Japan, Singapore and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG's owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry. For further information visit: