Baker to leave North P&I

Jun 08 2018

Following almost 14 years of running North P&I Club’s loss prevention department, director of loss prevention, Tony Baker is to step down from the role on 30th June, 2018.

Following 18 years at sea and other roles in the industry, including working as a lecturer in maritime studies at South Tyneside College, Baker joined North’s loss prevention department in 1999.


Since taking responsibility for running the department in 2004, he has expanded the range of activities carried out by the team to include targeted loss prevention support and more direct assistance to North’s members around the world. Today, North’s loss prevention department includes 15 mariners and executives and is one of the largest loss prevention teams in any of the International Group of P&I Clubs.


As well as building up North’s loss prevention service, Baker has also represented North at the International Group of P&I Clubs, including the P&I Qualification Sub-Committee and the Ships Technical Committee, which he chaired for six years. 


He will return to the business in August, 2018 on a part time basis working on a range of loss prevention projects.


Replacing Baker as head of loss prevention on 1st July, 2018 is Deputy Director, Colin Gillespie who joined North in 2006 and has been involved in all aspects of the Club’s loss prevention services.


Gillespie will be supported by Alvin Forster and Simon MacLeod who are both being promoted to the roles of Deputy Director, and a dedicated team located in Newcastle and Singapore.


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