North P&I Club’s Thya Kathiravel has been named as the new chief underwriting officer of the soon to be launched NorthStandard protection and indemnity mutual.

North P&I Club and the Standard Club are to merge into NorthStandard on the 20 February P&I policy renewal date.

Kathiravel will be responsible for all underwriting activities of the merged entity, including its diversified lines, which also cover strike and delay, fixed premium, hull and machinery and offshore insurance.