North P&I Club Appoints Simon Main as Technical Director to Support Growth

12/03/2018 | North

North P&I Club has appointed Simon Main as Technical Director (Underwriting) as part of the company’s strategy for the development of the North P&I and Sunderland Marine (SMI) businesses. His appointment is an important element of North’s growth and diversification plans and demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest standards of service delivery to its members and policyholders in a challenging environment for shipping.

Main brings a wealth of experience, and a detailed understanding of process development, change management, and strategy delivery from his time in several senior leadership positions at Thomas Miller, most recently in his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UK P&I Club.

Thya Kathiravel, North P&I’s Deputy Global Director (Underwriting), said, “Following a strong performance by the Club at the 2018 renewal, we remain focused on achieving the strategic targets set by the Board and welcome the industry knowledge and experiencethat Simon brings to our underwriting department.”

As North P&I enters a crucial phase in the establishment of its EU subsidiary, Main will also play a key supporting role in the delivery of North’s strategy, and the underwriting of North and Sunderland Marine’s future EEA business.

Simon Main, Technical Director (Underwriting), commented, "North’s reputation in the market is second to none and I'm looking forward to working with the global team to build upon this deep-rooted commitment to service excellence and take it to the next level for the benefit of our membership."


For further information contact: Kim Heaselden on +44 191 232 5221 /, or Nick Arthur on +44 1865 514214 /

North’s Purpose: to enable our members to trade with confidence.

North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 195 million GT of owned and chartered 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: