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West of England P&I Club expands its New York office

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our New York office. Senior Claims Manager Emily McCulloch transferred to New York from London at the beginning of the year and will be joined by Alton Peralta.

Alton has had a 20 year career in all aspects of marine risk management and claims handling, both at the operational level for a leading tug and barge operator and with marine insurance companies, where he was latterly the Marine Claims Manager for the east coast and Gulf regions for a large U.S. carrier. A licenced adjuster in many states, Alton has managed a wide variety of marine claims including extensive experience in Jones Act crew claims from first notification through to arbitration, settlement or trial where necessary.

Together, Emily and Alton will be providing a localised claims service to the Club’s Members in the USA, Canada and South America.

We believe that this announcement marks a significant milestone in delivering the high quality service for which the Club is renowned to those Members and supporting Paul Barnes in his marketing role in the region.

It also represents a further demonstration of our commitment to providing regional service to Members around the world through our network of local service centres.