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American Club: Four Senior Appointments

Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), Managers of the American Club, has announced several senior appointments which have been made to enhance the capabilities of its global service teams.At the Club’s headquarters in New York, Margaret Lee has been appointed as Lead Counsel. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Lee is a New York-admitted attorney who worked in private practice before joining the Club’s management several years ago. Lee has particular expertise in occupational disease claims and, in addition to overseeing the wide – and diverse – range of legal matters

Rev. David M. Rider, President & Executive Director, Seaman’s Church Institute. (Photo: SCI)

New Mental Wellbeing Guide for Seafarers

In a joint initiative, the American Club and Seamen's Church Institute (SCI) have cooperated to produce a new guide, Caring for Seafarers’ Mental Wellbeing, due for release on October 10 in recognition of World Mental Health Day, 2018.The document provides guidance on responding to both routine and extreme stressors impacting the quality of life and safety of seafarers both ashore and afloat, and seeks to promote awareness generally of the importance of seafarer mental well being.Numerous maritime organizations have supported recent initiatives to enhance understanding about the emotional

Dorothea Ioannou (Photo: The American Club)

American P&I Club Manager Prepares for Further Growth

Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), the Manager of the American P&I Club, has recently announced a series of appointments designed to service the Club’s growing membership and help fulfil longer-term goals of continued expansion. The American Club has grown its membership substantially over recent years, tonnage having increased by some 25 percent over the past 24 months, and these appointments are intended to consolidate the Club’s continuing service capabilities in the future.The recent appointments are as follows:Dorothea Ioannou becomes Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)Arpad

From top Richard Inman,Steve Myatt and Simon Williams Photo Britannia

Britannia Bolsters Underwriting Team

, the Club has recruited Andrew Reynolds from brokers Marsh and Helen Todd from Shipowners P&I Club.   Andrew has worked for Marsh for 22 years having started his career as a claims handler with Thomas Miller, whilst Helen worked for SOP for 11 years, having previously worked for the American Club.   The appointments add to the Club having recruited Simon Williams, from North P&I Club, in early 2017.  Simon will take on the no.2 slot from Steve, supporting Mike Hall (Britannia’s CUO).   “All three appointments bring a wealth of experience and industry

John Wilson will join SCB’s Hong Kong office as technical services director, Asia, towards the end of July. (Photo courtesy of the American Club)

Wilson Joins American Club’s Asia Office

John Wilson, a figure in Asia's marine surveying and consultancy community, has been recruited by Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), managers of the American Club. Wilson will join SCB’s Hong Kong office as director – technical services, Asia, towards the end of July.  Wilson was previously general manager of a marine surveying and consultancy firm, and he also served for over five years as a marine casualty investigator at an international law firm, both based in Hong Kong.  A master mariner whose 15-year seagoing career included service with Shell Tankers, Stena Line and

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