Barbican Syndicate 1955 makes three senior promotions

Simon Saunders, previously head of marine, aviation and transport at Barbican Syndicate 1955, has been promoted to the newly created role of head of reinsurance at the Syndicate. The other promotions are of David Slade to the role of deputy active underwriter and of Ondine Bourrut Lacouture, previously head of casualty treaty, HPL and GL,…

Howden names marine regional leader for TMEA region

Howden, the retail broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has named Bozidar Ljubisavljevic as regional marine practice leader of its Turkey, Middle East and Africa (TMEA) region. Ljubisavljevic will be based in Howden’s Dubai office. He has joined Howden from Marsh, where he was head of the regional marine specialty practice for Middle East and…

Dybedal of North of England named chairman of NSOCC

North P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed Chairman of the North Sea Operators’ Claims Conference (NSOCC). Dybedal said that he would use his Chairmanship to continue to develop the NSOCC as a platform to help drive beneficial changes in operational working practices and to build greater trust between owners, charterers, and other stakeholders in…

Marine Insurance London agenda now online

The agenda for Marine Insurance London 2019 has now been published. Taking place on March 22 at 155 Bishopsgate, next to Liverpool Street station, this year’s conference sees the addition of a second stream focusing on claims and the cost of attending the event significantly reduced. Register to hear what some of the most eminent…

HFW adds senior hire to global admiralty & crisis management team

Global law firm HFW has added to its Admiralty & Crisis Management team with the hire of Victor Fenwick, who joins HFW’s London office from Ince & Co, where he was a partner and deputy head of the firm’s Admiralty Business Group. Fenwick has more than 25 years’ experience handling marine casualty claims in markets…

Birgitta Hed re-elected chair of IG Personal Injury Sub-Committee

Swedish Club senior claims manager Birgitta Hed has been re-elected Chair of the IG’s Personal Injury Sub Committee (PISC). The PISC is one of more than 20 sub-committees established by IG that provide forums for mutual cooperation in areas of common interest between the clubs on topics such as the impact of legislation, contractual terms…

Angus Procter named chairman of FFABA

Angus Procter of Braemar ACM-GFI has been elected as Chairman of the Wet FFA Brokers Association (FFABA). He replaces Pat Donnelly, also of Braemar ACM-GFI, who had chaired the group, which represents the worldwide community of tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) brokers, since 2017. Angus Procter said “I am honoured to be elected as the…

New appointments at W K Webster

Marine and transit claims specialist W K Webster (WKW) has announced that Michael Hird has rejoined the company from Lodestar. He will have a “cross disciplinary Admiralty role”. Other personnel changes reflecting the company’s widening scope include new board members Mark Allison, Alan Munro and Tim Champkins. Allison will be returning to the Singapore Office….

Ascot expands US marine team

Ascot Underwriting has appointed Chris Johnson and Jocelyne Factor as Underwriters in their US marine team. Both will be based in the new San Francisco office, expanding Ascot’s geographic footprint to the West Coast. Johnson, named as Senior Vice President joins from Navigators where he was Regional VP responsible for the western region. He has…

Battermann & Tillery appoints additional Executive Director

Nico Nöldner has been named to Chief Operating Officer in the executive management team of Bremen-based cargo and marine surveyor Battermann & Tillery GmbH. He will also be Executive Director at the company’s headquarters. His area of responsibility will include the operational business in Germany and abroad. Battermann & Tillery Group currently operates 24 branch…

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