Norwegian marine insurer Skuld has appointed Anna F Erlandsen vice president of underwriting at its hull and machinery business Skuld Hull.

Erlandsen has around 20 years’ experience in marine insurance. She is a former board member of the Norwegian Hull Club, which she joined as a trainee in 2004. She was also on the board of the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers.

Skuld chief executive Stale Hansen said: “Her vast experience and commercial attitude will be an additional solid asset to our members, brokers and clients.”

Skuld Hull was set up in 2019 to run Skuld’s hull and machinery insurance lines from London and Oslo after it pulled the business out of the Lloyd’s of London market.

Although Skuld is primarily a mutual protection and indemnity insurer, Skuld Hull is a part of its commercial business operations.

Skuld’s commercial lines are becoming an increasingly important part of its overall business.

In the 2021/2022 financial year, its commercial business lines contributed $218m to its overall premium income of $420m.

Erlandsen will take up her new position in April.

“Skuld is well recognised in the marine insurance market for its financial robustness, professionalism and high-quality client service,” she said.

“The Skuld Hull team has a strong reputation globally, and I very much look forward to working closely with the team to continue to provide excellent service and support to Skuld’s members and clients.”