Braemar Appoints New Director
Graeme will take responsibility for strengthening the company’s surveyor network in this important region and further developing relationships with the London and International Insurance markets as well as the local Singapore and other Far East Insurance markets. The focus in this region is on Braemar’s traditional hull and machinery business and also on the expert marine consultancy services that it provides to P & I clubs and marine lawyers.
“The Far East region is a key global hub for our business” says Nigel Clark, Managing Director of Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association). “Graeme’s practical knowledge of the region gained over a number of years, his significant experience of hull & machinery surveying and his proven reputation for providing expert marine consultancy advice make him ideally qualified to further develop our business in this region. His role will include the technical guidance and management of our personnel and operations based in our offices located in Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. I’m delighted we have been able to secure the services of such an able and experienced marine professional for one of our most senior positions.”
Graeme is a Marine Engineer with a Class 1 Certificate of competency and he sailed as a chief engineer for 15 years. While serving at sea Graeme gained experience working with general cargo, container and LPG carriers as well as modern anchor handling vessels. Since moving into marine consultancy and surveying Graeme’s particular areas of expertise has included hull and machinery damage surveys, expert witness work, expert marine engineering consultancy, bunker dispute advice, towage approvals, general marine surveying and pollution advice.