Mark Russell named Gard Hong Kong office head

Mark Russell has been appointed Managing Director of the Hong Kong office of Norway-based marine insurer Gard, effective August 1st 2018. He will replace Trygve Nokleby, who will be returning to Gard in Bergen in a senior position.

Russell, currently at Gard UK, will leave his current post of Vice President, Head of Cargo Claims, which he has held since 2010, which has overall responsibility for P&I Cargo Claims (dry and liquid) across all Gard offices.

Gard CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad said that “Mark’s deep experience of Gard and his claims expertise are a valuable asset for our teams, Members and customers to draw on moving forward.”

With nearly 30 years in shipping, Russell began his career as a merchant navy deck officer in 1989. He went on to obtain a first class honours degree in Maritime Studies from Solent University, before joining Gard in August 1996.