UK Club elects Valkier as new chair

At its recent Board Meeting in Tokyo, Group Club UK P&I elected Mr Jan Valkier as Chair. He succeeded Mr Nicholas Inglessis on the latter’s completion of his five year tenure.

Inglessis commented that “it has been my pleasure to Chair the UK P&I Club. These five years have been marked by global and market challenges, but I am delighted that the Club has risen to each of these, remaining financially robust, and continuing to deliver best-in-class service to our members. I know that Jan Valkier will be an excellent Chair and it gives me great comfort to pass the reins into his safe hands.”

Jan Valkier said that: “I am honoured to take over the Chair of the UK P&I Club, and I am very excited about our future.  We are ideally positioned to support our members as they tackle the challenges of decarbonisation, technological development, and the evolving risks of cargoes carried. Through our Safety Risk Management culture we provide market leading support and  technical advice to help make ships and seafarers safer.”

Andrew Taylor, CEO UK P&I Club, said that “it’s been a pleasure to work with Nicholas, who has been a source of wise counsel as we’ve navigated the past five years together. The board has set a strong three year course for the Club, and I’m confident that with Jan’s support as our new Chair, we can deliver on those results for the benefit of all our members, I’m looking forward to working with him to maintain the Club’s leading position in the market.”