Appointments at Eagle Ocean Marine

Shipowners Claims Bureau (SCB), the manager of American Club, has announced a number of new appointments at American Club’s fixed-premium facility Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM). Chris Lowe has been appointed as EOM Senior Marketing & Business Development Liaison, in addition to maintaining his existing responsibilities concerning the business of the American Club. Lowe has worked…

New Legal Director at Standard Club

The Standard Club has appointed Jamie Wallace to the role of Legal Director. He will manage the key legal functions for the organization, including supervising the handling of Defence Class claims, promoting the club’s policies on legal issues and managing the implementation of key processes. Wallace has 17 years’ legal experience, principally in the maritime…

HFW elects new global practice head, several other promotions

UK-based global law firm HFW has elected partner Paul Dean as the new head of its global shipping practice and a member of the firm’s global Management Board. It has also promoted four new shipping partners and three new shipping legal directors across its international network. HFW’s shipping practice now comprises 59 partners and more…

People moves : 11th April 2019

Broker Lloyd & Partners has reported several moves in the industry. Mike Makowski (previously in insurer roles at Oilfield Offshore Underwriters and Sovag, and broking roles at Cooper Gay, Aon, Marsh, HSBC and Jardine Insurance Brokers) has joined Energy reinsurance start-up Celebrus Risk, a Russian-owned MGA focused on building a book of upstream and downstream…

New Tokyo senior adviser for Gard

Norway-based marine insurer Gard has appointed Shuichi Yoshida to the role of Senior Adviser in the insurer’s Tokyo underwriting team. Gard said that he had more than 30 years’ experience in the Japanese marine insurance market. Gard Asia chief underwriting officer Andre Kroneberg said that Gard had invested “considerable resources” over the past decade in…

Japan Club 2019 policy year renewals, personnel moves

Entered volume for ocean-going vessels at Japan Club as of February 20th was 1.8m gt higher than as of February 20th 2018. Entered volume of Japanese Coastal vessels increased by 100,000 gt. Japan Club’s executive director Tsutomu Kawakami Executive Director noted that the Board had decided not to ask for any general increase on P&I…

Bokszczanin retires at MECO, succeeded as Claims Director by Edward Turner

Richard Bokszczanin, MECO Claims Director since 1997, retired on March 29th. MECO said that Bokszczanin was “a hard-working and humble man, with a formidable intellect”, who eschewed the limelight. “He leaves with our profound thanks and best wishes for a happy, fulfilled and well-earned retirement with his wife Elizabeth”. Edward Turner has been appointed to…

New head of marine & energy, reinsurance, at Ariel Re

Argo Group subsidiary Ariel Re has named David Martin to the role of Head of Marine & Energy, Reinsurance, effective immediately. Ariel Re said that Martin brought more than 30 years’ experience to the role. He joins from Tokio Millennium Re, where he most recently served as Head of UK underwriting. Martin will report to…

Job Vacancy at Gard

Norwegian marine insurer Gard is looking for a Security Advisor to join its Security team in Technology and Business Transformation. The right candidate will have both a strong technical understanding and ability to work with the whole organization to ensure awareness regarding security. The successful candidate will be responsible for guiding and supporting the application…

Claes Isacson Scholarship 2019

Norwegian marine insurer and P&I Club Gard has announced the opening for nominations for the Claes Isacson Scholarship. Isacson joined Gard in 1996 to set up an office in Gothenburg. In 1999 he was promoted to head of P&I underwriting and became CEO in 2001. He died in 2013. Against the background of Isacson’s engagement…