IGI names Jarvis as CUO

International General Insurance Holdings Ltd (IGI) has appointed Christopher Jarvis to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer of the IGI Group, effective October 3rd Based in the Company’s London office Jarvis is a member of the IGI Executive team and reports to IGI president Waleed Jabsheh. “Chris brings significant experience from his tenure at several…

Thomas Miller names Hugh Titcomb as new CEO

Insurance services provider Thomas Miller has named Hugh Titcomb as its new Chief Executive, subject to shareholder approval, replacing Bruce Kesterton. Titcomb Joined Thomas Miller in 2016, having held a broad range of senior leadership roles within the financial services sector. He has been as CEO of the Group’s investment business, Thomas Miller Investment, and…

UK Defence Club names Paul Herring to new role of Legal Director

The UK Defence Club has appointed Paul Herring to the newly created position of Legal Director, effective September 20th 2022. Herring will focus on growing the Club’s international footprint and on thought leadership in a number of areas, including decarbonization. He will report to Club CEO Daniel Evans. Herring spent 43 years at law firm…

HFW hires shipping partner in Perth, Western Australia

Maritime-focused international law firm HFW has brought in shipping lawyer Ashwin Nair to join HFW’s office in Perth, Western Australia. Nair specializes in shipping, admiralty and marine insurance, acting for shipowners and charterers and their P&I Clubs and other insurers of marine risks, with a particular interest in the offshore energy and commercial fishing industries….

Continuity the theme, but IUMI cannot sit on its hands, says new president Denèfle

Yesterday afternoon the annual IUMI conference, held this year in Chicago, Illinois, named Frédéric Denèfle as its new president, succeeding Richard Turner, whose four-year term came to an end at this conference. Denèfle is Managing Director of French marine war risks specialist GAREX. Denèfle’s has served on the IUMI Executive Committee since 2018. Before then,…

IUMI 2022: Observations

The International Union Of Marine Insurance (IUMI) met this week in Chicago, its first in-person event since Toronto in 2019. While the focus was understandably on the happiness amongst all that face-to-face meetings were back, it was also clear that the pandemic has resulted in some changes to conferences and to their organizers in the…

Chris Beazley named as CEO of Scor UK ops and Lloyd’s syndicate

France-based reinsurer Scor has named Chris Beazley as CEO of Scor UK and the Scor Syndicate, effective September 20th, subject to regulatory approval. Beazley takes over the role from Stuart McMurdo, who was appointed as CEO of Reinsurance following the announcement in June that Michel Blanc will retire with effect from January 2023. Chris Beazley…

Maritime industry pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the Royal Family, the Government, the people of the UK and the Commonwealth following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. “It is with great sorrow and sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The…

Death announced of Thomas Miller’s Herry Lawford

The death has been announced after a long illness of Herry Lawford, once of Thomas Miller, managers of UK Club. Lawford joined Thomas Miller upon graduating in 1967 and retired in May 2006 after 39 years at the firm. He worked initially for the UK Club when he started to travel frequently to talk to…

American Club recruits Martin Cook for liaison role

Shipowners Claims Bureau, the managers of American Club, have announced that Martin Cook, currently Divisional Director at Ed Broking LLP, will be joining the Managers’ UK office, Shipowners Claims Bureau (UK), Ltd., on October 1st as Senior Market Liaison. Cook is a marine insurance veteran with more than 35 years specializing in the P&I industry,…