Marine insurance provider Skuld looks to grow its protection and indemnity business with the hiring of industry veteran John Howe for a senior leadership post.
The Norwegian insurer has announced Howe’s appointment as senior vice president for business development, which will take effect in late September.
Based in London, Howe will focus on further developing Skuld’s protection and indemnity portfolio. He will report to chief business development officer Gregory Thomas.
“I am delighted that we have been able to attract a market figure of John’s calibre and reputation,” said Skuld president and CEO Ståle Hansen.
“He has an enormous amount of experience which will be invaluable as we develop our offering,” Hansen added. “He is well respected by all in the market and will be a great addition to our very talented team.”
Howe boasts a career that spans more than 40 years within the shipping and insurance industries. He recently left North of England P&I Club as underwriting director after spending 27 years in the company.
In his previous role, Howe 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 and spent 14 years at cruise line Cunard.
Commenting on his appointment, Howe said he aims to help grow and develop Skuld’s diversified marine insurance offering.
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