Hugo joined Thomas Miller in 1978 after successful completion of the Bar Finals examination. He became a Syndicate Manager in 1984, before being elected to the partnership in 1989. He has continued his involvement with the management of the UK P&I Club and is now CEO of the Club’s management. A member of the Thomas Miller Holdings Board since incorporation in 1999, Hugo was elected chairman of Thomas Miller Holdings in June 2009 in which capacity he also has oversight of a number of Thomas Miller international businesses.
Nigel joined Thomas Miller in 1981, working in a claims syndicate for members from Japan, Greece, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He became a Director of Thomas Miller P&I in 1986, a Syndicate Manager in 1990, and was elected to the Thomas Miller partnership in 1994. Other areas of responsibility over the years have included UK Club's Rules and Bye-Laws, Environmental Liability, Claims Policy, recommendations on Club Policy in relation to numerous industry issues, Loss Prevention, Captive Reinsurance, and more recently the 2012/13 re-structuring of the UK Club.
He has been Deputy Chairman of the UK Club’s P&I management operation since September 2004.
Nigel represents the UK Club at IG Managers’ meetings, has served on many International Group (IG) sub-committees, and has represented the IG at many international meetings. He currently chairs the IG’s Ships' Standards subcommittee, Maritime Security sub-committee, and LNG working group. He is a former director of ITOPF and a current trustee of its pension scheme.
Chief Underwriting Officer
Christopher oversees the Club’s underwriting policies and operations. He joined Thomas Miller in 2001, having started working within the P&I sector in 1989. From 2002-2007 he was based in Hong Kong to head the Managers’ operations in Asia-Pacific, working closely with the Members in the region. Christopher previously held a senior claims role.
Deputy Claims Director
Philip has a degree in nautical studies and an MBA. He joined Thomas Miller in 1986 and was an Area Director before moving to Greece in October 2002. He returned to the London office in November 2008 where he became the Syndicate Manager for LS2, with responsibility for overseeing the service provision to the European Membership. As of January 2015 Philip was appointed as the Club's Deputy Claims Director.
Regional Director Greece
Daniel is the Regional Director for the Club’s activities in Greece and Cyprus. He is also the Club Manager for Thomas Miller Defence. Daniel joined Thomas Miller in 1992. From 1998-2002 he headed the Clubs’ local Greek ofﬁce. In 2002, Daniel moved back to London as Senior Director of Claims before becoming Club Manager and Regional Director. Daniel returned to Greece in 2014.
Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Mike joined Thomas Miller in March 1980 with an Honours degree in Law. Prior to joining Thomas Miller Mike had worked in Hambros Bank and on the staff of the Law Courts in South London.
Mike worked in the London office claims syndicate dealing with the P&I and Defence members in Scandinavia,Switzerland, North and South America and managed that syndicate from 1986-1992. In February 1993 Mike moved to the Thomas Miller office in New York City at an early phase of the Thomas Miller policy of regionalisation of the Clubs claims service. Mike was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Americas ) Inc in August 2001.
Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific)
Andrew brings more than twenty years experience of P&I management and claims experience to the Hong Kong team. A law graduate, he joined Thomas Miller’s London office in 1991 specialising in handling personal injury and other people claims, taking the leadership of the UK P&I Club’s specialist people claims syndicate in 1999. In 2004, Andrew was appointed Operations Director for P&I in Europe and subsequently Chief Operating Officer of Thomas Miller P&I Ltd in 2007.
Based in Hong Kong, Andrew also oversees and directs the work of the other Thomas Miller offices in the region: Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Sydney.
Compliance & Secretariat
Paul joined Thomas Miller after working for another International Group club in Greece. Paul is responsible for the UK Club's regulatory compliance and the running of the Club's secretariat.
Alan is currently the Claims Director for the UK Club. He joined Thomas Miller in 2005 after five years as a solicitor with a leading firm of maritime lawyers in London. From 2007 to 2010 he held overall responsibility for management of the UK Defence Club claims before moving to the Deputy Claims Director role of the P&I Club. He became Claims Director at the beginning of 2015. Alan sits on the Bimco Documentary Committee, and chairs the International Group Bills of Lading subcommittee.
Chief Operating Officer
Simon joined the UK Club in 1984, initially specialising in handling personal injury and people claims and then focusing on all claims and service matters for Members in the Japanese market, becoming the manager of the Asian syndicate in 1996. After a short spell in HK setting up the regional claims handling operation for the Club, he joined the Managers' (Thomas Miller's) New Business Division in 2000, becoming involved in acquiring and creating opportunities in the dotcom, IT, satellite tracking technology, HR and risk management consultancy areas, including setting up the first managing agency to be approved and regulated by the FSA.
In 2003 Simon took over the management of Thomas Miller's construction latent defects agency, BLP Insurance, and then became the Thomas Miller Group Marketing Director in 2011. He rejoined the management team of the P&I Club in 2012.
Director of People
Prior to joining the Thomas Miller HR team in 2008, Anke was Head of Resourcing for The HR People, a Thomas Miller owned business. Anke has worked in various roles within Thomas Miller HR since 2008 including, most recently, Head of Learning & Development for the Group. Anke moved into the management team of the UK Club in 2014; her current role focuses on developing an environment where the most talented people in the P&I industry can do their best work. This involves supporting the COO on operational issues and developing resourcing, training and retention strategies, which foster a culture of excellence in service of the UK Club’s objectives. Ultimately, success is realised in having the right people in the right places, doing the things that Members value the most.
Regional Director for Japan
Paul is a barrister with a master's degree in maritime law. Before joining Thomas Miller in 1996, Paul spent five years working with Greek and Norwegian shipowners. Paul is a Director of Thomas Miller Defence and is the Area Director for Japan.
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew joined Thomas Miller as Financial Controller of UK P&I Club from Big 4 accounting firm KPMG, where he had specialised in the insurance sector.
With effect from 1 July 2014, Andrew was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the UK P&I Club. He was appointed as a Director of the UK P&I Club's subsidiary undertaking, UK Europe, from the same date.
Dr WU Chao has a PH. D in law from Paris University (Sorbonne). She is based in London as Legal director for Thomas Miller P&I Ltd (UK P&I Club), where she is responsible for giving general legal advice, the legal aspects of P&I Club documentation, legal aspects of cover for Members' contractual arrangements, and the Rules and Bye-Laws of the Club.
She is a recognized authority on international marine pollution law, and formerly worked for Thomas Miller (Americas), where she also became an authority on US environmental law.
She currently represents the UK Club on various subcommittees and working groups of the International group of P&I Clubs, including those on Pooling Agreement (Chairman), Pollution, P&I War Risks, Confirmation of Entry, IOPC Fund and Pro-rating, and others.
Chao has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and seminars worldwide over the past 22 years, and is the author of many publications, including two books for which she was awarded prizes by the British Insurance Law Association and by the Institut Economique du Droit de la Mer, Monaco.