North P&I Club has announced a number of changes to its senior leadership team as part of whatit described as its “ongoing succession planning and strategic development”
Effective June 1st, Savraj Mehta has taken on the new role of Chief Commercial Officer. Thya Kathiravel has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer (subject to regulatory approval). Steve Rebair and Simon Main become Deputy Global Directors (Underwriting). Mike Salthouse and Matt Moore will take on a greater role in the day-to-day delivery of North’s P&I claims service as Deputy Global Directors (Claims), in line with North’s succession planning.
Mehta, the new CCO, joined North in 1995, having spent 12 years at sea becoming a Master before working onshore as a Marine Superintendent and Operations Manager.
In FD&D, Steven Cockburn has recently been appointed as Deputy Global Director (FD&D) to support Katherine Birchall in the management of the club’s growing FD&D business. Cockburn is a solicitor with significant legal experience, having worked for Clifford Chance and Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert in London, before joining North in 2005.He is also actively involved with the International Group and is Chairman of the Compulsory Insurances Sub-committee (CISC).
In another notable change, former Joint Managing Director Alan Wilson retired at the end of May after 38 years with North
The club said that Wilson would be “fondly remembered for his unrivalled attention to detail, and for how much he cared for the people he worked with”.
Shirke continued, “I would like to personally thank Alan Wilson for his commitment to the Club during his long and successful career. He has been a mentor to many and his influence has had an indelible impact on those who have been lucky enough to work closely with him.”
Paul Jennings, North P&I Club CEO, said that “our newly enhanced role of Chief Commercial Officer demonstrates our focus and ongoing commitment to our commercial strategy and identifying market opportunities, and in Savraj we have the best possible person to fulfil this important role and to assist in the delivery of that strategy.”