Skuld expands business development

Press release

Published: 30 August 2016

Skuld today announces the appointment of John Howe in the new role of senior vice president, business development. Based in London, he will focus on further developing Skuld's P&I portfolio. He takes up his role in late September and will report to chief business development officer Gregory Thomas.

Howe's career spans more than 40 years within the shipping and insurance industries. He spent 27 years working for the North of England P&I Club and recently left as an underwriting director, having joined as a claims executive in 1989. He was mainly responsible for underwriting across Europe, particularly around the Mediterranean, the Baltic states, Scandinavia and Russia. He was also an underwriter for the MSMI Hull and Machinery Club. Howe began his marine career with 14 years at Cunard.

Skuld President and CEO, Ståle Hansen, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to attract a market figure of John's calibre and reputation. He has an enormous amount of experience which will be invaluable as we develop our offering. He is well respected by all in the market and will be a great addition to our very talented team."

Howe added: "Skuld is a truly unique company and I am very pleased to be joining. I am really looking forward to helping Ståle and the team further enhance Skuld's already excellent reputation for service, as well as helping to develop and grow its diversified marine insurance offering."