30th March 2021
London P&I Club strengthens team with two new hires
The London P&I Club has expanded its team with the appointment of two experienced Underwriters.
Mark Esdale, who has worked in the P&I industry for 20 years, joins the London P&I Club as Associate Director. Mark began his career with a leading P&I insurance provider, underwriting small craft business. He later moved to another P&I Club to set up and develop the company’s fixed premium facility.
As a highly-experienced Underwriter, Mark’s main focus at the London P&I Club will be to assist in the further development of its fixed premium business.
George Dickson has been appointed as Underwriter. Before joining the London P&I Club George spent five years with a fixed premium insurance provider specialising in the European commercial market. At the London P&I Club George will cover both the fixed and mutual sides of the Club’s business.
London P&I Club’s Director of Underwriting, Reto Toggwiler, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Mark and George to our team and their appointment enhances the Club’s capabilities and supports our growth. The Club’s Owners’ fixed premium business has developed steadily since it was launched in November 2015 and represents an important part of the Club’s strategy to diversify its product offering."
“With the addition of Mark and George to the team, and with their extensive experience and market contacts, we are looking forward to growing the business both in new and existing markets.”
The London P&I Club is one of the world’s leading Protection and Indemnity Associations, providing P&I, FD&D and War Risks cover to its international membership. As a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, the London P&I Club also contributes to coordinating and promoting the collective, global strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the world’s shipowning community.
Notes to editors
Insuring a diverse range of shipowners and charterers, The London P&I Club is one of the world’s leading Protection and Indemnity Associations, providing P&I, FD&D and War Risks cover to our international membership. From tailored solutions to flexible insurance packages – all of our work is directed at meeting our members’ specific needs.
We are proud of our position within the International Group of P&I Clubs, where we play a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective, global strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the world’s shipowning community.
At the London P&I Club, we are committed to providing the best possible service to our members. High quality, responsive support is fundamental to the way we work. The interests of our members are protected by a specialised team with a world-wide reach, including experienced lawyers, former mariners and insurance professionals. The day-to-day operation of the Club is performed by our managers, A Bilbrough & Co Ltd.
We have offices in London, Hong Kong and Piraeus; in Seoul we co-operate on a range of P&I activities with AB Korea Co., Ltd - and we have a global network of correspondents, lawyers and surveyors, all of which ensures our provision of a high calibre 24-hour service to our members, wherever they are based.