ITIC appoints Jeff Woyda as new Chairman


International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) – a mutual insurer which provides professional indemnity cover for transport intermediaries operating in the marine, offshore, renewable and aviation industries – has appointed Jeff Woyda as its new Chairman.

Woyda (pictured) is taking over from Lars Säfverström, who has been in post since 2019 and a board member since 2009.

Jeff Woyda said: “I would like to thank Lars for all his hard work navigating ITIC through the pandemic, Brexit and its response to the war in Ukraine. Despite the challenging times, as a mutual insurer we have been able to continue to pay consistently high levels of continuity credits at renewal. The organisation is going from strength to strength, having achieved record levels of new business during Lars’ tenure.

“Our key areas of focus going forward are to extend our position as market leader in maritime transport services, providing extensive cover and outstanding service to all our members, whilst also further expanding into the aviation professional indemnity sector.”

Lars Säfverström added: “Jeff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position and he will undoubtedly be a great asset to ITIC as Chairman. Jeff will play an important role continuing to deliver on ITIC’s strategic plans whilst maintaining the excellent health of the club.”

Woyda has been an ITIC board member since 2014 and is Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Clarkson PLC.

His career has spanned both publicly listed and private companies, as well as regulated industries. Woyda’s position at shipbroker Clarksons includes Strategy, Finance, IT, Legal, HR and Marketing, and he is the board member responsible for ESG. He is also the Chairman of Maritech, the SaaS provider of the Sea/ platform.

Before joining Clarksons, Woyda spent 13 years at the Gerrard Group PLC, where he was a member of the executive committee and Chief Operating Officer of GNI. He began his career with KPMG and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.