AMERICAN CLUB strengthens its loss prevention and risk management capabilities in Asia
John Wilson joins managers’ Hong Kong office to undertake wide- ranging regional responsibilities
New York, June 23, 2014: John Wilson, a leading figure in the marine surveying and consultancy community in Asia, has been recruited by Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), managers of the American Club. Mr. Wilson will join SCB’s Hong Kong office as director – technical services, Asia, towards the end of July.
Mr. Wilson was previously general manager of a well-known marine surveying and consultancy firm, and he also served for over five years as a marine casualty investigator at an international law firm, both based in Hong Kong. A master mariner, whose 15-year seagoing career included service with Shell Tankers, Stena Line and Windstar Cruises, Mr. Wilson holds an MSc maritime operations degree and is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Nautical Institute. He is also a member of the Hong Kong government’s pilotage advisory committee and pilot examination board.
In his new role at SCB, Mr. Wilson will have a diversified brief in support of the American Club’s risk management and loss prevention activities in Asia. His deep understanding of the technical aspects of vessel operations, together with his extensive knowledge of the regional shipping industry, having worked in Asia since 1997, will add further energy to the club’s service provision and business growth in this important sector of its expanding membership.
Speaking in New York, Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of SCB, Inc., said: “We are delighted to welcome John Wilson to SCB’s global team. Having known John as a provider of the highest quality of professional services to the club in the past, I am certain he will further strengthen its capabilities for the future.”
Mr. Wilson commented: “I am very pleased to be joining the SCB team of outstanding professionals and serving the American Club over the months and years to come. I look forward to playing my part in further energising the club’s outreach to its members and other business associates throughout the Asian region.”
The American Club was founded in February 1917. In addition to its US headquarters in New York, the club is able to provide local service across all time zones, communicating in eleven languages, with subsidiary offices in London, Piraeus, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a worldwide network of correspondents.