North names Tyrrell as new chair

North P&I Club has elected James Alexander Tyrrell as its new chair of the board. He succeeds Pratap Shirke. Ioanna Procopiou has become the Club’s first female vice-chair.

Tyrrell, a director of North member Arklow Shipping, took up the role on February 4th, having previously served as vice-chair.

The formal announcement followed full approval by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Procopiou is managing director of bulk carrier specialist Sea Traders SA. A board member of the Union of Greek Shipowners Association and the Cypriot Shipowners Association, she is also already a member of North’s board of directors.

Shirke, who steps down after nine years as chair, will remain as a board member and also chair of North’s Dublin based subsidiary – North of England P&I DAC.