Nicholas Gooding has been appointed as representative of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) to attend sessions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
IUMI has long provided input to IMO deliberations, and Mr Gooding’s appointment underlines the importance of the relationship. . IUMI currently has 51 national associations as members.
Mr Gooding will assume his IMO role from January 2014. He has been a leading cargo underwriter in the London market for many years and is current chairman of the IUMI Salvage Forum. An ardent supporter of IUMI, he has been a regular speaker at the association’s conferences.
Since 1971, he has had senior underwriting roles at various Lloyd’s syndicates. His honorary posts include being chairman of the London Market Technical and Clauses Committee, and a member of the executive committee of the British Maritime Law Association. He is chairman of the Joint Cargo Committee working party on Institute Cargo Clauses Revision and a member of the Lloyd’s Market Association Academy Committee. From January, he will be a member of the IUMI Political Forum, remaining chairman of the IUMI Salvage Forum.
IUMI general secretary Lars Lange said: “The successful work we carry out at the International Maritime Organization is one of the most important tasks of IUMI. Our aim is to inform IUMI’s membership about all issues discussed at IMO with relevance to the marine insurance industry. Furthermore our aim is to make IUMI’s voice heard at IMO in order to influence decision-making processes at IMO when IUMI’s members’ interests are affected.”
“Nick will represent IUMI and its interests in the relevant IMO meetings and he will report on the relevant information to the IUMI membership.”
Mr Gooding said: “I’m delighted to take on this very important role and look forward to continuing to develop IUMI’s working relationship with the IMO”.