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Alice Jackson
, Vice President, and former Senior Manager of the Defence Department, has been appointed Head of the Defence Department.

Hideo Teramachi has been appointed Representative of Gard P&I Japan & Far East.

Horst Bierlich has been appointed Senior Manager of the new common (P&I and Marine) underwriting section of Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab.

Saila Hiirsalmi has been appointed Senior Manager of the new common (P&I and Marine) claims section of Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab.

Trygve Nøkleby has been appointed Manager in the Loss Prevention and Risk Assessment Department.

John Martin has been appointed Senior Claims Executive/Average Adjuster in Gard (HK) Ltd.

Christopher Mackrill has been appointed Senior Claims Executive in the Casualty, Environmental, Property & Liquid Cargo Section of the Claims Department, P&I.

Joakim Leganger has been appointed Senior Claims Executive in the Dry Cargo Section of
the Claims Department, P&I.

James Hawes has been appointed Lawyer in the Defence Department in London.

Zoe Ho has been appointed Claims Executive in Gard (HK) Ltd.

Ingrid Amland has been appointed Underwriting Assistant in the Offshore, Additional Cover & Product Development Section of the Insurance Department, P&I.

Kristian Lindhartsen, Claims Executive, Lawyer, will be seconded to Gard (UK) Limited, where he will divide his time between the Claims and Defence departments, for one year from November 2005.

Stein Wahl Sande has joined the Insurance Department, Marine as Vice President and Senior Underwriter. Stein worked for Vesta for 12 years and in 1996 joined the Bergen Hull Club as a Senior Underwriter. He then served as Director of Underwriting at the Norwegian Hull Club following the merger of the Bergen Hull Club and Unitas.

Catherine Wong has joined Gard (HK) Ltd as a Lawyer/Claims Executive. She has a PCLL (postgraduate certificate in law) from the University of Hong Kong as well as Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of London external program. Before joining Gard Catherine worked as an executive in the underwriting department of Thomas Miller (HK) Ltd and as assistant solicitor for Richards Butler and Sinclair Roche & Termperley in Hong Kong.

Vidar Solemdal has joined the Claims Department, Marine as Claims Executive. Vidar is a qualified marine engineer with professional experience from the shipping industry. Immediately prior to joining Gard he worked as senior superintendent at Fjord Line in Bergen.

Charmaine Chu has joined Gard (HK) Ltd as Claims Assistant. She has an associate degree (Applied Science/Life Science) from Hong Kong University and previous professional experience in claims handling.

Kelly Page has joined the Claims Department, P&I in London as Claims Assistant. Kelly has passed the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Certificate in Insurance and is currently working towards the Diploma in Insurance. Prior to joining Gard she worked for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Risk Solutions Limited as Claims Technician.

Toyoo Mohri has resigned from his position as Representative of Gard P&I Japan & Far East as he approaches the age of retirement and will assume the position of General Manager instead.

Ian Clarke has resigned from his position as Lawyer with Gard (UK) Ltd. We thank him for his contribution to Gard and wish him luck for the future.

Tuomo Rantaniemi has resigned from his position as Senior Underwriter in Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab in Helsinki. We thank him for his contribution to Gard and wish him luck for the future.

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Gard News is published quarterly by Gard AS, Arendal, Norway.