North promotes three

North P&I Club has promoted three of its team.

David Richards has been promoted to the role of director in P&I claims, while Jane Ward and Robin Hill have both been appointed to the roles of senior executive (underwriting operations).

Richards joined North in 2018 after leaving his role as partner at Ince & Com where he spent more than 12 years. He was most recently head of its Japan office and was listed in the Legal 500 as a specialist in commercial shipping and trade. North said that Richards’s appointment to the role of director would see him take responsibility for cargo claims and provide expertise on dealing with complex issues.

Both Ward and Hill have been with North since 1991. Their new roles will focus on the underwriting executive function, as well as taking care of the company’s core documentation that shipowners, operators and charterers rely on to trade with confidence.

North said that the pair would also play a pivotal role in the underwriting department’s development of North’s IT and business transformation projects.