The ‘A’ rated 150 million GT North P&I Club has significantly strengthened its management team with a major round of staff promotions across it various operating departments that take effect tomorrow (1 July 2011).
Joint managing director Paul Jennings says, ‘We congratulate all 19 staff members on their excellent and well-deserved achievements. Their promotions will significantly strengthen our overall management team and help us to provide enhanced levels of services and care to our international membership’.
The most senior promotion is for Alan Lo, who becomes a director of the Club’s wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited (NIML). Lo has managed North’s Hong Kong office since 1997 and became general manager Asia-Pacific when the Club’s Singapore office opened in 2007. He was promoted to associate director of NIML in 2008.
Lo is joined on the NIML board by seven new associate directors: Piraeus office manager Tony Allen, P&I claims managers Iain Beange and Michael Asherson, underwriting managers Stephen Rebair and Simon Williams, and FD&D managers Michael Hope and Mark Robinson.
Welcoming the new members of the senior management team, joint managing director Alan Wilson says, ‘In addition to their normal duties, the new associate directors will also be helping us to meet the increasing demands being placed on North as a growing business – such as regulatory and governance control – as well as taking on regional responsibilities to continue developing our strong relationships with members and brokers around the world.’
Other staff being promoted are business analyst Ed Davies, risk-management executive Andrew Glen and senior claims executive Julie Pichler, who all move up to manager level. Claims executives John Webb, Abbie Rudd and Kenny Choo all become senior claims executives, while underwriters Graeme Daines and Emma Liddell both become senior underwriters. Underwriting executive Gary Henderson rises to assistant underwriter and underwriting assistants Ashleigh Hardy and Kate Wilson are both promoted to underwriting executives.
North currently provides P&I cover to 110 million GT owned tonnage and around 40 million GT of chartered tonnage, with some 4270 ships entered by 375 members. It is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices in Hong Kong, Piraeus and Singapore.