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Senior Executive, Industry Liaison

  • Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
  • London
  • Application Deadline: June 18, 2021
  • London

Gard is looking for a new colleague to join our Industry Liaison team, in London, which is part of our Legal & Corporate Affairs department. Industry Liaison is responsible for Gard’s industry relations, in particular the crucial relationship with the International Group of P&I Clubs.

Gard is the largest P&I Club in the International Group of P&I Clubs and one of the largest marine insurers in the world. Gard’s core purpose is to help its members and clients to manage risks and its consequences. A very important part of fulfilling this purpose is the ability to influence the marine insurance and shipping industries positively and sustainably.

What will be your role?
Industry Liaison is a senior and highly influential function within Gard. As a member of Industry Liaison, reporting to the Vice President, Industry Liaison, Legal & Corporate Affairs, you will be part of a team working closely with the CEO and the rest of Gard’s Group Leadership Team on International Group and other industry matters of global and often special importance to Gard.

  • You will be an influential and respected voice for Gard in industry matters, able to liaise effectively amongst seniors within other marine insurers and related industry organisations.
  • You will be instrumental in helping to shape Gard’s future strategies and policies on industry topics.
  • You will be involved in implementing industry-related policies and decisions within Gard.
  • You will contribute to ensuring that colleagues within Gard involved in the industry are engaged and coordinated towards set industry objectives.
  • You will develop and help to implement effective procedures and tools for informing and involving colleagues within this work.
  • You will contribute to reports to Gard’s board on industry matters including legislative developments, to explain and anchor Gard’s industry initiatives.

Work with great people

Senior Claims Adviser | Location: Arendal
"I leave nothing to chance in helping clients when things go wrong"
Vice President Defence | Location: London
"I have an amazingly varied role. Gard is a forward looking company"
Compliance Executive | Location: Arendal
"Gard is diverse, international and very welcoming"
Underwriter | Location: Tokyo
"Gard is so much more than an insurer"

Skills & Requirements

  • You have high professional capabilities in the insurance and liability aspects of the maritime industry, including in key legislation
  • You have several years of experience and will be known to and professionally respected by your industry peers
  • You may be an experienced shipping/insurance lawyer, or a senior within a marine insurer, a shipping company or an industry organisation
  • You are experienced, hard-working, self-driven, and a pragmatic strategist
  • You have the ability to establish and maintain a strong network at senior levels within other marine insurers and related industry organisations
  • You are articulate, both verbally and in writing – clear, succinct and precise
  • You are a professional ambassador with a proven track record of influencing others to collaborate towards positive and effective solutions
  • You have a high degree of cultural, equality, diversity, and inclusion awareness

Great Place to Work

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Career opportunities within a global market lead

  • Work life balance

  • An environment that encourages ideas

  • Colleagues who believe in knowledge sharing

  • A work environment with deep competencies

  • High employee engagement - A great place to work

About the company

For more than 100 years Gard, one of the world’s leading marine insurers, has been helping the marine industries to protect their assets and safeguard their income. Having expanded from our origins in southern Norway to a network of 13 offices across the globe, we have witnessed the impact the sea can have and have learnt a thing or two.

Despite our breadth and depth of experience and expertise, we try to learn something new every day to prepare our Members and clients for their next journey, and to find and deliver the right solutions. So, whenever the unexpected arises it is good to know that someone is ready, willing and able to assist; someone with expertise that has been refined for over a century.

It is not just what we do, but how we do it that delivers the best value in the market – matching our expertise with an unrivalled commitment to what we do. We will turn every stone to find a solution and see it carried through.

Such ability and dedication is rare, so we take great care in choosing, training and supporting our employees. The way we see it, our people are the difference between good and great.”

1907Assuranceforeningen Gard established on 9 October

1939Insures 40 per cent of the Norwegian tanker fleet

1958Starts to insure vessels outside Norway

1973Moves into the offshore energy sector

1983Sets up an office in London

2000Insures more than 5,000 vessels

2004Sole ownership of Gard Marine & Energy

20072007Celebrates its centenary with nine offices and 300 employees

2015Insured tonnage is in excess of 260 million gross tonnes

Tim Howse | Contact Person

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