Gard announces new Managing Director for London branch
3 June 2020 Gard announced today that Magne Nilsen will become the Managing Director of Gard (UK) Limited from 1 July 2020. He will take over from Thomas Nordberg who will return to Norway to take up a new position as Head of Claims Services reporting to the Chief Claims Officer.
Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard said: “The London marine insurance market remains at the centre of our industry and is of great significance to Gard. I am very grateful to Thomas for the hard work he has done over the past four years to continue building our profile in the market and developing the office. And I am delighted that Magne, who is already Chief Underwriting Officer, London, will take on the role of Managing Director as well. He will be responsible for all business written by our UK branches, and the depth and breadth of his expertise will help us take it to the next level”.
Notes to Editors
- Gard is a shipowner-controlled provider of P&I, marine and energy insurance products, with gross written premium of USD 824 million, with over 500 staff in 13 offices around the world.
- The direct insurance entities within the Gard group; Gard P. & I. (Bermuda) Ltd, Assuranceforeningen Gard, Gard Marine & Energy Limited and Gard Marine & Energy Insurance (Europe) Limited are rated ‘A+' by Standard & Poor’s.
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