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Sara Burgess has been appointed Special Adviser to the CEO particularly in respect of matters concerning the International Group and large claims. She will continue to be part of the Claims Management Team, with special responsibility for handling large and sensitive claims. Kiran Khosla has taken over as acting head of the Defence Department.

Knut Goderstad has been appointed Vice President in the Insurance Department, P&I.

Stuart Ross has been appointed Senior Marine Surveyor in the Risk Assessment & Loss Prevention Department.

Jerker Paulusson has joined Gard Services (Sweden) as a Claims Executive. He is a Master Mariner and has also worked for the Swedish Club in Gothenburg.

John Martin has joined Gard Services (HK) Ltd as a Marine Claims Adjuster. He has previously worked for Richards Hogg International in London, Sydney, Taipei and Hong Kong, and Charles Taylor Consulting, Hong Kong, where he served as Divisional Director.

Svein Birkeland has retired after 22 years of service to Gard. Svein worked in the ICT department since it was established in 1981 and was appointed Manager of ICT in June 1983. We thank him for all his hard work throughout the years and wish him a long and happy retirement.

Jörgen Sköld has resigned from his position as Claims Executive/Lawyer (P&I) in Gard Services (Sweden) to join the Maritime Law Department of the law firm Wistrand in Gothenburg. We wish him success in his new position.

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