North of England P&I Club has made a series of senior appointments to strengthen its P&I claims team. Following the recent expansion of its senior leadership team, North has announced the retirement of Andrew Taylor, Global Director (Claims), after 36 years’ service with the company. Taylor took over the P&I Claims department in 1988 and has led the Club’s P&I team since then. At the start of his tenure the team consisted of 26 people, 3m gt and one office.
Iain Gilchrist has been appointed Director for Asia Pacific and Gagan Dhillon has been named Director for the Greek P&I team. Gilchrist joined North in 2005 following time at sea as a deck officer on container ships, bulk carriers and oil tankers. He is responsible for admiralty, pollution, cargo and hull and machinery claims. Dhillon was a Master Mariner on board oil tankers until joining North in 2010.
North CEO Paul Jennings said that “Andrew has made a significant and lasting impact to the growth of the Club’s P&I team over the last three decades. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew for his work throughout the years and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement. His legacy is North’s unrivalled global reputation for excellent service, which has remained paramount throughout North’s growth over the last twenty years”.
Matthew Moore and Mike Salthouse will formally assume the roles of joint Global Directors (Claims). Moore began his career with the Club in 1995, subsequently spending four years in the Hong Kong office. He re-joined the Club in 2014 from his time as a partner at Ince & Co as Admiralty Director with particular responsibility for casualty related matters. Moore is also a member of the International Group’s Salvage Sub Committee, Pollution Sub Committee and Large Casualty Working Group.
Salthouse joined North’s FD&D department in 1992 and has been involved in P&I claims management since 2005. He is currently responsible for the management of all P&I claims and is the chairman of the International Group’s Sanctions Sub Committee. Salthouse also represents North on a number of other International Group committees and working groups.