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Just Arne Storvik, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gard, has been elected chairman of the International Group of P&I Clubs’ Reinsurance Sub-Committee, which is responsible for the operation of the International Group Claims Pool and the Group’s reinsurance arrangements.

Morten Hjemsæter has been appointed Special Adviser to Claes Isacson. He will be based in Norway.

Thomas Nordberg, Managing Director of Gard (Sweden) AB, has been appointed Head of Small Craft Operations, the department set up to manage Gard’s Small Craft cover.

Leif Erik Abrahamsen has been appointed Head of Marine and Energy Claims. In this position Leif Erik assumes responsibility for the Energy and the Builders’ Risks claims teams in addition to the Marine claims team.

Svein A. Andersen has been appointed Head of P&I Claims. In this position, Svein assumes management responsibility for the P&I Claims Department, P&I, in Arendal, as well as professional responsibility for P&I claims services provided by Gard offices abroad.

Einar Christensen has been appointed Senior Manager in the Casualty, Environmental, Property and Liquid Cargo Claims section of the Claims Department, P&I.

Sveinung Måkestad has been appointed Vice President in the Claims Adjusting section of the Claims Department, Marine.

Karsten Sunde has been appointed Vice President in Group Legal.

Torstein Søreng has been appointed Senior Claims Executive in the Claims Department, Energy.

Arne Sætra has been appointed Senior Lawyer in the Defence Department.

Beatriz Asgård has been appointed Claims Executive in the Dry Cargo Claims section of the Claims Department, P&I.

David Comer has been appointed Managing Director of Lingard Limited in Bermuda, the newly-established company which will act as the appointed manager of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Limited. Its role is to perform some of the functions currently outsourced to external service providers in Bermuda.

Chris Connor has joined Gard (UK) Limited as Claims Executive. Chris previously worked as a cargo recoveries adjuster at Xchanging Claims Services’ London office. He has 19 years’ experience in marine claims and has previously worked for P&O Nedlloyd and Britannia.

Samira Hmam has joined Gard (UK) Limited as Underwriting Assistant. Samira is a French national with a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Insurance from the Paris XIII University and work experience in the London insurance market.

Claudia Botero-Götz has joined Gard (North America) Inc. as Claims Executive/Lawyer. Prior to joining Gard she worked for Holland & Knight, LLP and Hill, Rivkins in New York.

Inger Anne Sørlie has resigned from her position as lawyer in the Defence Department. We wish her all the best for the future.

Kristian Lindhartsen has resigned from his position as lawyer in the Defence Department. We thank him for his services.

Mark Baynham has resigned from his position as Claims Executive at Gard (UK) Limited. We thank him for his efforts and contribution to Gard.

Gard News 185, February/April 2007

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