North of England P&I Association appointed two new members to its management team led by managing director Rodney Eccleston. Senior claims executive Iain Beange and underwriter Stephen Rebair have both been promoted to managers of the 'A' rated 65 million GT club's wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited. Beange, 45, joined North of England in 1995 after 16 years at sea, predominantly on dry bulk tonnage
, followed by two years with London maritime law firm Clyde and Co. He holds a British Master Mariners' Certificate and an LLB Honors degree from the University of Northumbria. From 2000 to 2004 Beange worked in the Association's Hong Kong office, working closely with the growing Far East membership. He will continue to work in the P&I claims department led by director Andrew Taylor, where he specializes in admiralty, pollution and cargo claims.
Rebair, 35, moved to North of England in 1997, two years after qualifying as a solicitor with Rogers & Norton Solicitors in Norwich. He initially worked in the club's P&I claims department, being promoted to senior claims executive in 2001 and becoming an underwriter in 2004. He recently completed an Advanced Diploma in Insurance leading to an ACII qualification. He will continue to work in North of England's underwriting department, serving within the geographical team led by director John Howe covering north and central America
, Switzerland and Croatia. His work also covers the war risks class as well as all club and International Group reinsurance aspects.
Rebair has recently been joined in the underwriting department by former P&I claims manager Simon Williams. Williams, 42, joined North of England in 2000 after 15 years of claims experience with Steamship Mutual and Liverpool & London P&I clubs. His move to underwriting manager is part of the club's policy of encouraging cross-fertilization between disciplines.