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People in small offices, weilding godly power…

Posted in 1 with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2008 by dancorrigan

I’ve mentioned Surer Risks history in previous posts, they have been around for years having initially been set up during WWII. One thing remains very undefined, and that is who owns Surer and which areas of industry the company has interests in.

One department springs to mind (I have to be very careful here) – the Rapid Recovery Project, otherwise known as RRP, a division of Surer Risk, run out of its Zurich office (and therefore beyond the oversight of London). I really don’t know what required rapid recovery, as I was one of the company’s main operatives, and nothing I was involved in needed urgent attention, well not of that kind anyway.

As far as I know, RRP has been run principally by Anthony Blatchford, one of Surer Risk’s trustees, but Edward Kamm and Peter Hayder recently been appointed to the Surer Risk board, have been drafted in to oversee the smooth running of the operation. Though this is a small unit in London, I believe it has deeper roots in Switzerland, which pre-dates the UK department. The people who work in RRP are kept apart from the UK staff, to be honest they are all drafted in from the Zurich office. The department handled business in the sunnier parts of the world, more akin to conflict areas, and having watched the Trustees Meeting video, I believe they are responsible for all the new and emerging business interest. Surer may have been protecting us from prosecution – UK law prevents us from doing anything that breaks a UN or UK law.

I now realise that the files I found on RRP reference a directory on the company server. The main document is in german, and looks like a spreadsheet or progress report, but I can’t make sense of it.

Prior to being appointed a trustee, Hayder controlled access to the RRP directory, and members of the unit reported to him. Ask anyone at Surer what RRP does, and you’ll draw a blank.

I’ll get back to you on our Hayder, once I find out how his first night in the slammer went. Did I ever mention he’s a Marlena Dietrich nut?