LSM promotes Sankey to Global Head of Oil & Gas

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Paul Sankey to the position of Global Head of Oil & Gas, in addition to his role as Head of the Energy & Construction teams in London. Sankey will take up his expanded role with immediate effect. LSM chief underwriting officer Mike Gosselin…

Ripton joins WTW from Marsh

Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Ripton to the role of head of broking, global marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) unit practice. Ripton was previously CEO of Marsh’s UK marine practice, a role he had held since 2014. Before joining Marsh for a 13-year stint, Ripton had spent 10 years in Willis’s…

Gard IT employment opportunity

Norway’s Gard is looking to recruit a developer to be part of its Integration team in the Digital Service department. Gard said that it was now in the midst of a digital transformation. It was seeking candidates with strong interests in software development and programming and who are highly motivated for working with Continuous Integration/Continuous…

Skuld appoints chief legal officer to executive management team

Oslo, Norway-based marine insurer and P&I Club Skuld has named Hilde Søbstad Løvskar to the role of chief legal officer (CLO). Løvskar will lead the corporate legal department. She will join Skuld’s executive management team. Løvskar started in Skuld as an intern in June 2009. Since 2012 Løvskar has been corporate legal counsel and company…

Waves Group opens new Singapore office

UK based Marine and Offshore Engineering Consultancy Waves Group, which incorporates Cwaves and Mwaves, has opened a new office in Singapore. Waves said that it had experienced a strong 2018, seeing an increase in demand for its marine casualty management and maritime civil engineering capabilities. They also pointed to significant success in the renewable energy…

Gard strengthens presence in Japan

Norway-based marine insurer Gard has strengthened its organization and network in Japan. Claims executive Tatsuya Funatsu is now permanently based at Gard’s office in Imabari, providing local support to members and clients in that region. Gard has also added to the Defence team in its Tokyo office. Sammy Smallbone, an English and Hong Kong qualified…

North of England legal vacancies

North of England Club has two legal vacancies, for an FD&D Shipping Solicitor based in North’s north-east headquarters, and for an FD&D Shipping Solicitor based in Piraeus, Greece.   Applicants should be qualified lawyers working in shipping or litigation, ideally with strong academics and more than two years’ experience working for a top-tier legal practice…

Ascot Insurance US names Jeff Vetter head of inland marine

Bermuda-domiciled insurer and reinsurer Ascot Group has appointed Jeff Vetter as Executive Vice President and Head of Inland Marine. He has more than 27 years’ experience in the industry and most recently led Markel’s inland marine division. Greg Wolyniec, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascot Insurance US, said that “Jeff is a highly respected leader…

TT Club appoints new senior underwriter

Provider of insurance and related risk management services TT Club has appointed Andrew Peers as Senior Underwriter for its UK, Benelux and Nordic underwriting team. Peers joins the Club from RSA, where he spent 17 years and led a team of 12 marine liability and marine property insurance underwriters. He has also held senior positions…

Clyde & Co expands in Germany, opening office in Hamburg

Law firm Clyde & Co has opened an office in Hamburg following the hire of four leading marine partners and their teams. The partners have joined from Ince & Co and were described by Clyde as “a highly regarded group of marine litigation partners working for many of the major German and Scandinavian shipowners and…

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