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Jun 01 2018

Simon Doughty is to step down from his role as CEO of Wallem Group.

Doughty and his wife have decided that the time has come to them to leave Hong Kong and return home to be with their daughters and ageing parents, Wallem Group Chairman, Nigel Hill explained.

Hill said that the company has begun the search for his successor - the executive search is being handled by Jennifer Curtis at Cripps Sears in London.

An announcement will be made when the right candidate has been found.

Doughty has agreed to stay on as CEO until his successor is appointed.


The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Capt Nick Nash has pledged to help in its efforts to improve standards of shiphandling and bridge resource management.

Nash is Senior Master on a large Princess cruise ship. He also teaches at the Carnival’s simulator training facility in Amsterdam, where he is a part-time lecturer on bridge resource management and shiphandling.

The NI has recently published a shiphandling logbook aimed at providing users with an essential tool to help them manage the development of their skills and take advantage of training opportunities.

“Shiphandling is probably the most important skill for mariners and one of the most difficult to practice,” said Nash at the NI’s AGM in Malta. “It is very important to gain sea-time experience and develop shiphandling skills.”

Nash also served as the NI’s vice president and senior vice president and is an active member of Council.


The AGM also saw further changes. Capt James Robinson handed over as Chairman of the Institute’s executive board to Peter Hinchliffe, and Capt Robbie Middleton handed over his role of Treasurer to Capt Duncan Telfer.


Britannia P&I Club is further boosting its overseas presence with the appointment of a new exclusive correspondent in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Denmark accounts for around 16% of the club’s business. The move to open an office in Copenhagen is designed to enhance service delivery and growth potential in the area.

The new office is called B Denmark P&I and is headed up by Michael Boje-Larsen.

Boje-Larsen is a lawyer with considerable experience in maritime law, including P&I and FD&D cover, offering legal advice to various professional clients within shipping.

He also previously worked for Skuld P&I for almost 20 years, rising through the ranks in the claims and underwriting departments to become deputy head of Skuld Copenhagen.


Law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed finance and corporate partner Jasel Chauhan, senior associate Anthony Paizes and legal assistant Foteini Sfyndili to its Piraeus office.

Chauhan joined from HFW where he headed the ship finance and corporate practice in Piraeus. Paizes also came from HFW and is qualified in South Africa, England & Wales, Greece and the Cayman Islands. Foteini adds further offshore experience from the Cayman Islands and over 12 years’ experience working with international and domestic law firms in Canada.


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