Skuld names new SVP for London P&I operations

Norwegian marine insurer Skuld has appointed Rachael Simpson as senior vice president, London P&I Operations. Simpson’s primary focus will be on business development in North America, reflecting Skuld’s strengthened commitment to this market. She will report to Matthew Burton, head of London P&I, and will take up her new role in March 2018.

Simpson joins from Steamship Mutual where she has been underwriting manager for its American business. Prior to this, Simpson held increasingly senior broking roles at Aon, Benfield Corporate Risk Limited and Marsh.

Skuld president and CEO Ståle Hansen said that “the North American market has been a growth area for Skuld these past years, with strong development and performance noted across all classes of P&I: mutual, fixed, charterers and, in particular, offshore,” adding that “recruiting Rachael clearly demonstrates not only our commitment to our London P&I operations, but our intent to develop further our business in North America.”