“As Chairman of a marine insurer, acknowledged as a global leader in many of the classes of business we write, it has been a significant part of the Company's strategy and my responsibility that the Board of Directors fully appreciate and understand the needs of our policyholders."
Mr Hart was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2001 and appointed Chairman in 2007. He is also a Director of certain subsidiary companies. He was previously a marine underwriter with a Lloyds' syndicate and is based in England.
Paul A. Jennings, Director
Mr Jennings was appointed as an Executive Director on 25 April 2014. He is the CEO of The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Ltd. He is based in England.
Peter M. Johnson, Director
Mr Johnson was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2000. He is a self-employed chartered accountant, and was previously a senior partner of KPMG, Newcastle. He is based in England.
Job M. de Groot, Director
Mr de Groot was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 25 April 2014. He is a Non-Executive Director of The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Ltd. He is a qualified lawyer and manager of the legal department for Van Oord NV. He is based in the Netherlands.
Frederick J. Mattera, Director
Mr Mattera was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 1998. He was a commercial fisherman and is President of the Point Club. He is actively involved in marine safety training as head of NESTCo and is based in the USA. He is the Chairman of the Sunderland Marine Policyholders Committee.
Pratap B. Shirke, Director
Mr Shirke was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 25 April 2014. He is the Chairman of The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Ltd and Director of ASP Ship Management Company. He is based in England.
Peter I. Talley, Director
Mr Talley served as Non-executive Director between 1990 and 2014 and was re-appointed on 17 January 2017.
Peter is the MD of the Talley’s Group Limited.
Alan Rowland, Company Secretary (SMI)
Mr Rowland joined Sunderland Marine in 1998 as Assistant Company Secretary of the Management Company. He was appointed Company Secretary of Sunderland Marine in 2002, having over 20 years experience in company secretarial matters.
Alan A. Wilson, Director
Mr Wilson was appointed as an Executive Director on 25 April 2014. He is based in England.
About Sunderland Marine
Established in 1882, Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Ltd has been providing marine insurance for over 130 years. The Company is a world leader in the insurance of aquaculture risks - writing its first policy in 1986.
Sunderland Marine ensures the highest quality of service to policyholders and a wider-ranging insurance policy for a fair and competitive premium at all times.