IGP&I Seminar 2019
Shang Doe has been with the Standard Club since 2008. Before joining the Club, he worked for a major shipping company in Seoul. He read maritime law at Korea Maritime University.
Yao Xinyi graduated from the Shanghai Maritime University with a Bachelor’s degree in English (International Trade & Transportation) and a Master’s degree in Contrastive & Applied Linguistics. She joined Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd. Shanghai Office to start a career as a P&I correspondent in 2003. She has handled numerous types of P&I and H&M cases over the past 16 years and is dedicated to serving Clubs and Members against the risks in the marine business.
Tetsu Morita joined the Japan P&I Club in 1991and throughout his entire career up to now has worked in claims handling of all types: P&I, crew and FDD. He also worked in London between 2012 and 2017 where he participated in IG sub- committees.
Neil joined Steamship Mutual in 1990 after working for a British shipowner, handling claims for members based in Asia and a Claims Syndicate Manager in the European syndicate. He has a working knowledge of Russian, French and German. Neil is the Club’s Correspondent and Communications Manager and sits on the International Group Correspondent sub-committee. Additionally, Neil’s duties as Communications Manager include working on the Club’s publications, including Sea Venture and the social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Kunal is a Master Mariner with 12 years of seagoing experience on board oil tankers and bulk carriers. He moved ashore in 2011 to pursue an MBA in Maritime Management followed by 3 years working in Singapore for a well-known Club correspondent. Kunal joined Gard Singapore in 2015 and works within the Loss Prevention and Risk Assessment team.
Wei-Yang joined LOC in 2018 and is a Chartered Civil Engineer and experienced Project Manager in consulting and delivery on medium to complex heavy commercial and industrial projects, including ports, harbours, bulk and shipping container terminals, and airports. Wei-Yang has a wide range of experience in design office and site-based projects for respective multidisciplinary consulting and construction firms, primarily in the United Kingdom and Australia but with overseas experience also gained from assignments in Europe, Middle East, India and China. Wei-Yang has been principally engaged in management and commercial roles with responsibilities in feasibility studies, design management, contract administration, project risk assessments, programme and cost control, claim valuations, and quality assurance.
A consulting scientist working for Andrew Moore & Associates in Singapore, with extensive experience in research and academe, and expertise in structural chemical analysis, Rene holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science (Hiroshima University) and an MSc in Chemistry (Ateneo de Manila University). He has extensive experience in research in the fields of analytical, organic, and natural products chemistry and is an expert in chemical analyses and instrumentation such as spectroscopy and chromatography). As a consultant, he has rendered technical guidance and support across a wide range of cases including bulk cargo liquefaction, carriage of corrosive cargoes, damage to cargo hold coatings, contamination in chemical cargoes, fuel quality disputes, contamination in food and dairy products, and carriage of bulk edible grains.
Karen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with a PhD in Chemical Physics from Bristol. She joined ITOPF as a Technical Adviser in 1994 and, having found the perfect environment in which to combine her strong principles of science-based decision making, objectivity and service to the maritime community, she moved through the ranks, becoming Managing Director in 2009. During her career with ITOPF, Karen has attended several major oil spill incidents in many different countries including the SEA EMPRESS, in the UK in 1996, the PRESTIGE in Spain in 2002 and the TASMAN SPIRIT in Pakistan in 2003. She has contributed to several environmental damage assessment processes, including the COSCO BUSAN incident in the USA. Prominent amongst her achievements is the expansion of ITOPF’s capability to respond to spills of HNS (Hazardous & Noxious Substances).
Mats is Vice President and Head of Claims in Skuld’s Singapore office. Skuld is an International Group P&I Club but also provides many other marine insurance products such as for hull, charterers, off-shore, yachts. Mats started as a lawyer in Sweden and has since been in P&I Clubs for fifteen years. Most of that time was spent in the Greek market but since 2015 he has been located in Singapore. Mats’ experience spans over a wide spectrum of P&I, H&M and FD&D matters including International Group Pool claims and casualty work. Mats has handled LOF/SCOPIC work and wreck removals in, among other countries, New Zealand and Malaysia.
Sun is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s Shanghai-office and is part of the firm’s Shipping Offshore group. Sun worked as a Chinese lawyer and Chinese law consultant in several leading local and foreign law firms in Shanghai, New York, London and Vancouver before, during and after receiving his LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law. He is an experienced People’s Republic of China lawyer acting for many local and international clients relating to international shipping and maritime, international transactions, and investment in China.
Chris has a university degree in biology, specialising in microbiology, biochemistry and virology. He has practical hands-on experience with a range of dry, fresh and frozen cargoes and commodities across Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. Specifically, Chris has extensive knowledge and practical on-site experience with bulk cargoes such as soya beans, wheat and maize/corn, as well as bagged cargoes such as rice and sugar. He has also performed inspections and sampling operations on bananas and frozen fish and cargo inspections both on board vessels and in warehouses and silos. He also regularly provides detailed scientific advice on the loading and discharge of such cargoes. Chris is highly experienced with sampling protocols and has advised clients on sampling, laboratory analysis, and market prices and provided on-site management and direction for such sampling procedures.
Andy is Director (Loss Prevention) at North P&I Club. Andy joined North’s Loss Prevention Dept in 2006 after seven years lecturing at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. A Master Mariner with sixteen years sea service, Andy relocated to Singapore in January 2019 to lead the Club’s loss prevention service in the Asia Pac region.
Derek is head of claims for Britannia P&I’s Singapore office. An English qualified lawyer, Derek previously worked for Clyde & Co in private practice, for a commodities broker in the Netherlands handling trade and insurance disputes, and for the UK P&I Club as an FD&D and P&I claims handler. Derek holds an LLB and a B.Sc in Maritime Business and Law.
A graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Toby then trained in cardiovascular surgery in Spain, England, and Belgium before returning to the Philippines where he studied occupational medicine at the University of the Philippines. Besides his surgical practice, he has been active in dealing with Filipino seafarers for more than 15 years now and is presently the Chief Medical Officer of Health Metrics, Inc., a diagnostic centre for pre-employment medical exams. His clinical practice now focuses on maritime medicine and seafarers health and welfare. He is also very active in the research field of seafarers’ health and safety, being the first Filipino doctor with a Masters degree in Maritime Medicine which he obtained from the University of Cadiz, Spain.
Julia has degrees in maritime and civil law from universities in China and the UK. She has more than 20 years of experience in P&I. Before moving to the Swedish Club in Hong Kong in 2009, she was a claims handler at the China P&I Club. Most recently she was responsible for the handling of oil pollution, wreck removal and fishery claims in respect of the MV TS TAIPEI incident and for cargo claims related to the MT CHANG HANG TAN SUO incident.
Garry is Associate Director of the London P&I Club. He manages the claims team handling both P&I and FD&D matters for Israeli, Italian, Turkish, and UK based members. He began his career at sea in 1971 where he attained the rank of First Officer. He joined Bilbrough in 1996 from another P&I Club, and became an Associate Director in 1998. He is the Club’s representative on the International Group sub-committee for Correspondents and speaks Spanish and French.
Nick was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Group of P&I Clubs in July 2019. Nick is responsible for co-ordination of the collective activities of the International Group member Clubs including the internal organisation of the Group activities, co-ordinating the formulation and development of Group policies, the operation of the Group large claims pooling and reinsurance arrangements and the representation of the Group at inter-industry, government and intergovernmental levels.
Nick has practised in Shipping and Marine Insurance law since 1990, and has extensive knowledge and experience of the Shipping Industry and the P&I world coupled with considerable high level management experience gained as the Shipping Group Practice leader at the former Richards Butler from 2003-2007, and, following its merger with US based international law firm Reed Smith as Global Shipping Industry Group Leader from 2007-2019. He has extensive experience of the Asian market having lived and worked in Hong Kong for two years and managed teams there and in Singapore.
Anuj Joined Thomas Miller in 2012. A master mariner with extensive sailing and command experience on oil tanker and other vessels, Anuj has also worked as a superintendent in a technical management company. He is handling the loss prevention and risk management aspects of the local members and provides technical support to the Singapore team.
Paul was appointed as Chairman of the International Group of P&I Club (IG) in November 2018. Through his leading role in the IG, the North of England P&I Club helps shape the future of the maritime industry, working with governments and legislators to provide solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by shipowners. Paul has been involved in the marine insurance industry for over 30 years and he is an Executive Director of North P&I Club UK and Dublin, as well as Sunderland Marine