Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)

Senior Claims Executive

Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)
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Alec joined Thomas Miller late in 2010. He has a degree in Economics & Spanish, a Graduate Diploma in law and has graduated from the Swansea Institute of Shipping with an LLM in Maritime & Commercial Law. Alec has a particular interest in all aspects of demurrage. Alec moved to join H1 syndicate in November 2014, where he will be supporting the Club's Greek Members. He handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes.


Alexandra Couvadelli

Senior Claims Director

Alexandra Couvadelli
work +30 210 458 5215
cell +30 6944 96 54 11

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Alexandra joined Thomas Miller in 1994. She is a qualified Greek and English solicitor. She joined TM(H) in 1998 and handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes. Alexandra is a Senior Claims Director for Thomas Miller Defence and speaks French, Greek and some Italian.


Allison Hall

Underwriting Technician

Allison Hall
work +44 20 7204 2384

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Amanda Hastings

Claims Executive

Amanda Hastings
work +44 20 7204 2161
cell +44 7827 258207

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Amanda joined Thomas Miller as a claims handler in January 2015 from HFW, where she worked in shipping litigation. Prior to this she worked in supply chain management for an international retailer. Amanda has recently joined LS2 from the Club’s People Claims Syndicate and now deals primarily with the German membership.  A  fluent German speaker, Amanda read Law at Sheffield University and Trier University. She is currently studying for the postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) and is about to complete the International Group’s P&I Qualification. Amanda is actively involved with the London Shipping community and sits on the Young Maritime Professionals Committee for the London Shipping Law Centre.


Andrew Jones

Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific)

Andrew Jones
work +852 2832 4485
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cell +852 6131 7350

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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.


Andrew Kemp

Senior Underwriting Director

Andrew Kemp
work +44 20 7204 2651
cell +44 7920 834230

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Andrew has worked for Thomas Miller since 1995 holding various management and underwriting roles. Prior to his role as Senior Underwriting Director, Andrew worked for the TT Club, also managed by Thomas Miller.

Andrew has worked and lived in London, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong and brings a depth of shipping and logistics underwriting experience. He served as Regional Director for Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2010, and on his return to London became the Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining Thomas Miller, Andrew worked as a cargo underwriter in the London commercial market.  He has also worked and lived in Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. 

Andrew works with Members worldwide, with particular focus on Germany and the Middle East.


Ben Johnson

Claims Executive

Ben Johnson
work +44 20 7204 2696
cell +44 7917 615 929

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Ben started in early 2015 having previously worked as a claims executive at another IG P&I Club. Prior to that he was a marine claims adjuster advising on H&M and General Average claims at a leading average adjusting firm. He has a degree in International History and Politics and completed both the Graduate Diploma in Law course and LPC.


Caroline Coutts

Claims Executive

Caroline Coutts
work +44 20 7204 2240
cell + 44 7795 883268

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Caroline joined Thomas Miller in 1999 and is now a full time claims handler for the Club's Members in Japan. Caroline also manages and is responsible for the Club's Logistics Claims Handling System and the performance of the Regional Claims Centres.


Cedric Chatteleyn

Senior Claims Executive

Cedric Chatteleyn
work +30 210 458 5225
cell +30 6945 38 02 43

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Cedric joined Thomas Miller in 1996, and Thomas Miller (Hellas) in June 2000. He is a senior claims executive and handles all types of P&I and FD&D disputes. Before joining Millers he studied law. He speaks French.


Charles Elmer (CJE)

Manager

Charles Elmer (CJE)
work +44 20 7204 2116
cell +44 7768 145751

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Charles joined Thomas Miller in 1988, having spent eight years working as an average adjuster and a further five in the insurance department of a major Greek shipowner. During his time at Millers he has handled claims for London Greek Members and more recently he gained extensive experience of the Club's South-East Asian membership. Charles is Correspondents' Manager.


Charles Branch

Claims Executive

Charles Branch
work +1 201 557 7300
cell +1 201 565 6544

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Charles  handles cargo liability claims for both TT and P&I Clubs.


Charlotte Dexter

Senior Team Assistant

Charlotte Dexter
work +44 20 7204 2843

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Charlotte joined Thomas Miller in 2014 as a Senior Team Assistant. Previously she worked for an estate agency in a PA role.


Cheryle Cossentino

Claims Executive

Cheryle Cossentino
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cell (201) 912-7186

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Cheryle Cossentino joined Thomas Miller in 1985.

 

Cheryle originally started as a secretary, and is now a claims handler for the UK P&I Club. Cheryle also worked on equipment claims for the TT Club from 1997 to 2005.

 

Prior to joining Thomas Miller, Cheryle worked in the operations and chartering departments for a steamship agency.


Christopher Arnold

Underwriter

Christopher Arnold
work +44 207 204 2126
cell +44 7825 832360

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Chris joined Thomas Miller after having worked as a chartered shipbroker in London. He is underwriter for Germany, Switzerland France and the Netherlands, and also specialises in charterers P&I.


Christopher Brown

Chief Underwriting Officer

Christopher Brown
work +44 20 7204 2140
cell +44 7825 682108

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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. 


Christopher Karageorgis

Claims Executive

Christopher Karageorgis
work +44 20 7204 2217
cell +44 7879 662994

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Christopher started in early 2014 as a Trainee Claims Executive, having previously studied Ancient Greek and Latin at University College London and qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in 2013. A fluent Greek speaker with good working knowledge of French and Spanish, he focuses on supporting the Mediterranean Membership.


Christos Aporellis

Senior Claims Executive

Christos Aporellis
work +30 210 4585217
cell +30 6948 010000

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Christos joined TM(H) in February, 2015 prior to which time he was with a ship management company based in Greece. Christos is a qualified lawyer both in England and in Greece. He handles all types of P&I and FD&D disputes.


Daniel Evans

Regional Director Greece

Daniel Evans
work +30 210 45 85 211
cell +30 6944 791 623

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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.


Debbie Bronis (DB)

Claims Manager & Environmental Specialist

Debbie Bronis (DB)
work +1 415 343 0105
cell +1 415 815 9438

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Debbie joined TMA in 2000 from a global carrier. She handles all types of P&I claims and is the San Francisco pollution specialist.


Do Young Kim (DYK)

Senior Claims Executive

Do Young Kim (DYK)
work +852 2832 4408
cell +852 9157 6577

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Do Young joined Thomas Miller in 1997 after completing a master of business administration degree. He studied naval architecture in Korea and worked for a shipbroking firm in London. Do Young looks after the Club's Korean Members.


Filip Koscielecki

Claims Executive

Filip Koscielecki
work +44 20 7204 2667
cell +44 7971 227869

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Filip qualified as a solicitor in 2015 at one of the leading London shipping law firms where, prior to his legal training, he was a senior Risk & Compliance officer.  He joined Thomas Miller in December 2015 and is handling a variety of defence and P&I cases.


Florrie Harris-Scott

Team Secretary

Florrie Harris-Scott
work +44 (0) 207 204 2077

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Florrie joined Thomas Miller following an undergraduate degree in French, during which she lived and worked in France. She then spent two years in the property industry as a PA. In her role at Thomas Miller, Florrie provides support to London Syndicate 1 as Team Secretary.

 


Fumiaki Izawa (FI)

Senior Claims Executive

Fumiaki Izawa (FI)
work +81 3 5442 6101
cell +81 90 5215 2215

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Fumiaki Izawa joined UK Club’s Japan Branch since its inception in 1989, and advises Members regarding all types of claims. Before he joined the Branch, he worked for the  Club’s correspondents, ISS P&I Japan.


Gemma Hone

Underwriting Technician

Gemma Hone
work +44 20 7204 2075

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Genevieve Holloway

Senior Claims Executive

Genevieve Holloway
work +44 20 7204 2577
cell +44 7917 614091

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Genevieve joined Thomas Miller in 2007 having worked as a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy for four years where she served on cruise ships up to the rank of Second Officer. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Merchant Ship Operations and a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law.

As a member of the dedicated people claims syndicate, Genevieve handles a variety of people related claims for a wide selection of the Club’s Members, with a particular focus on our German, Italian and Benelux Members. She also has particular expertise in handling all types of claims for the Club’s cruise ship Members, including passenger ship casualties and cruise curtailments.


George Huxley

Claims Executive

George Huxley
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George joined Thomas Miller as a claims handler in 2015 having previously obtained a First Class Honours LLB as an undergraduate in London. He handles an increasingly diverse range of non-People P&I claims and some FD&D matters for the Greek, Italian and UK-based Members.  Prior to joining the LS2 Claims team he completed an internship in the Club’s Marketing Department and numerous work experience placements within the maritime insurance sector.


George Devereese

Loss Prevention Executive

George Devereese
work +44 20 7204 2342

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George is ex Royal Navy with a certificate of competency equivalent to that achieved in the Merchant Navy and has extensive ship handling experience in a number of RN hull types. He is qualified as Company Security Officer, ISM, ISPS & ISO 14001 lead auditor and prior to joining UK Club was employed as deputy safety and security manager.

He also completed a 6 month training contract in the London office with LS1 and Underwriting in 2013.


Hannah Charles

Senior Claims Executive

Hannah Charles
work +44 20 7204 2399
cell +44 7826 896 718

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Hannah is a qualified solicitor, specialising in shipping law. Hannah trained and then worked with a London firm focused in the maritime sector for 18 months post qualification before joining another International Group Club, where she worked for 4 years handling both P&I and defence matters for members in the UK, the Americas and Northern Europe. Hannah holds a degree in French and Spanish.


Helen Huang (HH)

Senior Claims Executive

Helen Huang (HH)
work +852 2832 4436
cell +852 9032 2577

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Helen joined Thomas Miller in April 2005 from a Hong Kong shipping company. She worked for a P&I correspondent in North America and an insurance company in China before relocating to Hong Kong. Helen is a graduate of Dalian Maritime University, and has an LLM from Southampton University. 


Marketing Assistant

Holly Lacey-Freeman
work +44 20 7204 2896

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Holly joined Thomas Miller in 2014 as Marketing Assistant. Holly was previously an Office Manager for a Financial services company.


Ioana Gonciari

Senior Claims Executive

Ioana Gonciari
work +44 20 7204 2117
cell +44 7920 028779

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Ioana joined Thomas Miller in 2009 after spending four years working in another International Group P&I Club, where she handled P&I and Defence claims mainly for Greek shipowners. She is dual-qualified as a lawyer in both England & Wales and Romania and holds Master's degrees in Maritime Law from Southampton University and European Law from Paris. Ioana is fluent in French and Romanian.


Jim Binner (JWMB)

Senior Underwriting Director

Jim Binner (JWMB)
work +44 20 7204 2052
cell +44 7785 778662

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Jim joined Thomas Miller in 1977, He is the Senior Underwriter for South Korea, Italy and Russia and has previously worked with the other Asian Members.


Karen Foster

Secretarial Support

Karen Foster
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Karen provides administrative and secretarial support for the syndicate. She speaks some Italian.


Karen Hennessy

Karen Hennessy
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Charles is assisted by Karen Hennessy.


Kevin Hoffland

Claims Processor

Kevin Hoffland
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Kieron Moore

Senior Director of Claims

Kieron Moore
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Kimberlee Baxter (KAB)

Kimberlee Baxter (KAB)
work +1 415 343 0115
cell (415) 815-9645

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Kim joined TMA in 1991. She specialises in handling personal injury and cargo claims. She has previous
experience of sixteen years with a leading American steamship company.

 


Lance Hebert

Senior Claims Director

Lance Hebert
work +44 20 7204 2490
cell + 44 7920 467172

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Lance joined Thomas Miller in August 1977 as a P&I claims handler. During his career he has worked extensively with Members based in the German, Greek, Turkish and South American markets. Lance has been a Senior Claims Director since 1997, he specialises in oil pollution and major casualty response, and speaks the Portuguese and Spanish languages.

Lance continues to hold responsibility for the Club’s long standing Brazilian business interests and relationships since 1985. This responsibility included a nine year spell working in the Club’s Miami office, where he enjoyed a period as office manager, and Lance has also overseen responsibility for the Club’s wider South American business interests for 20 years, until that office relocated to New Jersey in 2005.


Laura Morrissey

Senior Underwriting Technician

Laura Morrissey
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Laura Grant

Claims Executive

Laura Grant
work +44 20 7204 2281
cell +44 7920 298310

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Laura joined the company in 2012 and was employed in the European Regional Service Team for two years where she provided administrative support to all three Syndicates. In 2014 Laura joined London Syndicate 2 as a Trainee Claims Executive and has since been promoted from her trainee status. Laura is currently dealing with the German membership and is studying for her P&I Qualification.


Lisa Clarke

Senior Claims Executive

Lisa Clarke
work +44 20 7204 2607
cell +44 7880 471 649

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Lisa Clarke joined Thomas Miller in 2014 from one of Africa’s largest law firms where she practised law in the Durban Shipping and Logistics department for 3 years.


Marc Jackson

Syndicate Manager

Marc Jackson
work +30 210 45 85 228
cell +30 6948 88 53 72

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Marc spent four years at the Bar and a further two years handling Defence cases with another P&I Club. He joined Thomas Miller in 1998 and deals with both P&I and Defence matters. Marc is Syndicate Manager in Piraeus.


Marina Gaglias

Claims Executive

Marina Gaglias
work + 1 201 557 7426
cell + 1 201 208 7913

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Marina is an attorney and a graduate of the Massachusetts  Maritime Academy.  She has a US CG licence as a Third Mate . She  worked for a Shipowner in operations on tankers / bulkers and has also worked for ABS . She was in the Coast Guard reserve as a marine inspector. 


Mark Dawson

Senior Claims Director

Mark Dawson
work +44 20 7204 2284
cell +44 7920 458236

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Mark joined Thomas Miller in March 2014 after working as Admiralty Manager in a London law firm. He is a former mariner with experience on various types of vessels. After obtaining a Maritime Studies degree, Mark worked for another P&I club for 20 years, including time as a Syndicate Manager in support of Members in, the Far East and the Indian sub-continent.


Matthew Bayman (MJB)

Underwriting Director

Matthew Bayman (MJB)
work +44 20 7204 2076
cell +44 7825 607297

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Matthew joined the Underwriting Department in 2004. He is an underwriter supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region.


Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll
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Mike Carroll joined Signum Services after retiring from the Metropolitan Police in November 2006. He was a career detective for 30 years, serving in various departments at New Scotland Yard. He specialised in serious and organised crime, including the investigation of armed robberies.


Michael Crowley

Senior Claims Director

Michael Crowley
work +1 201 557 7403
cell +1 201 668 0503

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Mike joined TMA in April 2013 after 30 years with a leading maritime law firm in New York City. He has practical experience as a licensed officer on board US-flag merchant vessels and handles P&I and Defence claims.


Michael Greenwood

Senior Claims Executive

Michael Greenwood
work +44 20 7204 2411
cell +44 7766 134156

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Michael is a qualified solicitor, specialising in shipping law. Michael trained at a major international law firm where he enjoyed a secondment to its Athens office. Following qualification Michael spent three years at a well regarded shipping law practice in London before joining Thomas Miller in 2013.


Michael Cox

Senior Claims Director - UK Defence

Michael Cox
work +44 20 7204 2123
cell +44 7717 727521

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Michael is a qualified solicitor with 25 years experience of working in maritime claims, initially with a leading law firm before joining another P&I Club. He moved to Thomas Miller in 2012 where he has overall responsibility for the management of Defence Club claims for Members serviced by Syndicate LS2.


Mikaela Andersson

Trainee Claims Executive

Mikaela Andersson
work + 44 (0) 20 7204 2206
cell +44 (0) 7881 210 009

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Mikaela joined Thomas Miller in 2015 after completing her BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. She is currently working as a Trainee Claims Executive in London Syndicate 1. Mikaela speaks Swedish and has been based in London since 2008.


Mike Jarrett

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Mike Jarrett
work +1 201 557 7343
cell (201) 218-1792

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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.


Naoko Kaijo

Senior Claims Executive

Naoko Kaijo
work +44 20 7204 2138
cell + 44 7795883303

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Naoko is a qualified solicitor and joined Thomas Miller in 2012 after working for a number of leading London city law firms. Naoko is fluent in Japanese and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.


Neil Beckwith

Senior Claims Executive

Neil Beckwith
work +44 207 204 2935
cell +44 7876 131610

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Neil joined Thomas Miller in 1992 having completed his studies in Business and Finance.  He initially worked in underwriting before transferring to the personal injury syndicate where he handled a variety of people related claims with a particular focus on Members based in Turkey.  He was also responsible for the account management of a large UK based crew manager.  

In 2003, Neil transferred to the IT department to manage projects associated with the Club’s award winning electronic claims management system.  He then left Thomas Miller to work as an IT project manager for some of the leading London Market insurers.  

Neil returned to P&I in 2011 joining the personal injury team of another London based P&I Club before re-joining Thomas Miller in November 2013 where he continues to handle a broad range of people related claims concentrating on Members based in Turkey, Monaco, Italy, Germany and Croatia. 

 


Nigel Carden

Deputy Chairman

Nigel Carden
work +44 20 7204 2147
cell +44 7887 822 688

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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.


Noreen Arralde

Senior Claims Executive

Noreen Arralde
work +1 201 557 7333
cell (201) 381-8578

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Noreen joined TMA in 2012 after 13 years with a US litigation firm and six years as a claims manager for a global container shipping company.  A member of the Bar she handles all types of P&I claim.


Panagiotis Alikaris

Senior Claims Executive

Panagiotis Alikaris
work +30 210 458 5220
cell +30 6944 96 54 10

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Takis joined Thomas Miller (Hellas) in 1997 before which he was with the UK Club’s Greek correspondent. Takis deals predominantly with P&I disputes and correspondent matters. Takis speaks Greek.


Paul Collier (PC)

Senior Underwriting Director

Paul Collier (PC)
work +44 20 7204 2063
cell +44 7795 812615

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After five years as a P&I broker Paul joined the Underwriting Department in 2001. He is an underwriter supporting the Club's Greek Members.


Paul Knight

Compliance & Secretariat

Paul Knight
work +44 20 7204 2229
cell +44 7920 072917

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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. 


Peter Mint

Senior Underwriting Co-Ordinator

Peter Mint
work +44 (0) 207 204 2262
cell +44 (0) 07469 379971

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Peter joined Thomas Miller on 21st September, 2015.

He spent the last 25 years split between roles within Brokers/ P&I Clubs.


Philip Clacy

Deputy Claims Director

Philip Clacy
work +44 20 7204 2302
cell +44 7824 362269

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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.


Rafael A. Diaz-Oquendo

Senior Claims Executive

Rafael A. Diaz-Oquendo
work +1 201 557 7331
cell +1 201 912 1621

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Rafael is a lawyer from Venezuela who recently received his LL.M. in Admiralty Law from Tulane University. He will focus on P&I claims for the Members of the UK Club in South America and generally P&I claims in South and Central America.


Richard Case

Senior Claims Director

Richard Case
work +44 20 7204 2402
cell +44 7768 555963

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Richard joined Thomas Miller in 1985 having previously worked with solicitors. His work has been with South American, London-based Greek, Monegasque, Italian and Spanish Members.


Saidul Alom

PEME Fees Administrator

Saidul Alom
work +44 20 7204 2968

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Saidul Alom joined PEME from the European Region Service Team in 2004. Saidul provides administrative support to the PEME programme and is responsible for liaison with the approved clinics on financial billing matters and ensuring prompt payment of all clinic fees

 


Sarah Green (SJG)

Underwriter

Sarah Green (SJG)
work +44 20 7204 2043
cell +44 7887 822557

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Sarah joined Thomas Miller in 1990. She is an Underwriter within the Europe and Americas team.


Seán Geraghty

Syndicate Manager

Seán Geraghty
work +852 28324493
cell +852 9253 2335

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Seán is a solicitor and, previously, an advocate who joined Thomas Miller after working for another P&I Club with a special interest in Far Eastern/Japanese members. Seán has a masters degree in maritime law and is a director of Thomas Miller.


Sophia Bullard

PEME Programme Director

Sophia Bullard
work +44 20 7204 2417

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Sophia joined Thomas Miller in 1992 and from 1994 worked as a claims handler dealing mainly with French and Spanish members. In 2004 Sophia became the PEME Programme Director.

As part of her work in the PEME Programme, Sophia has undertaken a large number of clinic audits, implemented the standard medical form and clinic guidelines. She has also lead the scheme through the largest period of growth and development with a doubling of approved clinic facilities and a four fold member increase. Sophia is a Director of Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd.


Stephen Griffiths

Senior Underwriting Director

Stephen Griffiths
work +44 20 7204 2143
cell +44 7500 323836

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Stephen joined Thomas Miller in February 2012, following a career of 24 years as a P&I broker. Prior to this he spent 4 years with The Through Transport Club as an Underwriter.

 


Stuart Edmonston

Loss Prevention Director

Stuart Edmonston
work +44 20 7204 2341
cell +44 7917 472996

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Stuart, a Master Mariner, joined Thomas Miller’s Loss Prevention department in 2014. Prior to this he worked as casualty investigator for a leading shipping law firm and was at sea on a variety of different ship types including crude oil tankers, freight ferries, passenger ships and offshore drilling units, where he sailed as Barge Master.


Sue Jamieson SLJ

Underwriter

Sue Jamieson SLJ
work +44 20 7204 2062
cell +44 7836 205227

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Sue joined the Underwriting Department in 1985. She is the Underwriter for Turkey, Cyprus, Romania and the Deputy Underwriter for  Italy and Monaco. She also is involved on various International Group Working Groups and Sub Committees. Her previous role was the Underwriting Operations Director, in which she was responsible for the day to day management of the department and compliance and regulatory issues.


Sumit Madhu

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Sumit Madhu
work +44 20 7204 2114
cell + 44 7795883302

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Sumit Madhu is a qualified Master Mariner who joined Thomas Miller in 2012 following a career at sea primarily on tankers,LPG and LNG vessels. He has also served within the marine assurance division of an oil and gas major in their LNG marketing and trading team. In addition to his claims handing role he also provides technical support on tankers and LNG operations. Sumit is also a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor with experience in TMSA,terminal and vessel audits. Sumit speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam. Sumit is Deputy Syndicate Manager for London Syndicate 1 and is also a director of Thomas Miller.


Tania Bourla

Deputy Underwriter

Tania Bourla
work +44 20 7204 2087
cell +44 7500 121087

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Tania joined Thomas Miller as a Junior Underwriter in 2014. Previously she worked for a major London marine insurance broker in the Marine Department.


Thomas Davies

Claims Executive

Thomas Davies
work +1 201 557 7337
cell +1 551 580 9562

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Tom Davies is an English lawyer on a twelve month secondment from Hill Dickinson. Tom has been with Hill Dickinson since 2005 in both their London and Greek offices and has specialised in dry shipping disputes. 


Tony Fielder

Senior Claims Director

Tony Fielder
work +44 20 7204 2833
cell +44 7880 002710

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Tony joined Thomas Miller in 1990 from solicitors Elborne Mitchell where he spent fifteen years involved in ship finance, charterparty and sale and purchase disputes. He has also worked for shipbrokers in London and Tokyo and has also specialised in casualty investigations. Tony is now based in the London office as Senior Claims Director supporting both LS1 and Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd.


Victoria Brown (VB)

Senior Claims Executive

Victoria Brown (VB)
work +44 20 7204 2511
cell +44 7500 032407

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Victoria joined Thomas Miller in 2008. She is a qualified solicitor and prior to joining the company, worked for a City law firm for 10 years, where she mainly handled personal injury litigation. 

As a member of the people claims syndicate, Victoria handles a wide variety of people related claims, focusing particularly on crew and passenger claims for French and US members. She also handles occupational disease, stowaway claims and claims arising from stevedore injuries.


Adam Russ

Senior Claims Executive

Adam Russ
work +44 20 7204 2109
cell +44 7795 494506

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Adam is a qualified as a solicitor. After working for another P&I Club, Adam headed the legal and insurance department of a leading ship operating company for 7 years before joining Thomas Miller.


Aki Tsukui

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Aki Tsukui
work +44 20 7204 2136
cell +44 7824 456 658

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Aki joined Thomas Miller in 2004. She was on secondment to the New Jersey office and the Tokyo office before moving back to London in 2013. She is a qualified solicitor having worked for a major maritime law firm in London and is responsible for the handling of claims for Japanese Members. Aki speaks Japanese and is a director of Thomas Miller.


Alan Mackinnon

Claims Director

Alan Mackinnon
work +44 20 7204 2408
cell +44 7788 756323

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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.


Alan Speed

Senior Claims Director

Alan Speed
work + 44 20 7204 2338
cell +44 7818 014636

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Alan is a qualified solicitor with 20 years experience at an international law firm specialising in shipping. He has a degree in maritime business and law and 14 years experience at sea up to the rank of Chief Officer working on a wide variety of ship types.


Alison McClure

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Alison McClure
work +44 207 204 2320
cell +44 7876 503572

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Alison is a qualified South African solicitor. She specialised in Maritime Law at a leading South African law firm for four years, during which time she was seconded to Thomas Miller. Alison returned to Thomas Miller in 2007, handling P&I and Defence claims. In November 2013, Alison assumed the role of Deputy Syndicate Manager and now heads up the team responsible for the Club’s German Members.


Amy Lovseth

Senior Claims Director

Amy Lovseth
work +44 20 7204 2318
cell +44 7827 252845

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Amy Lovseth joined Thomas Miller (Americas) as a claims executive in June 2004 after completing a LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Oslo in Norway. While in Norway, Amy worked as a trainee at Wiikborg Rein and in the law department at Norsk Hydro.

 Amy was made Vice president in 2010 and handles claims for both the UK P&I Club and the UK Defence Club. She has recently joined LS2 from New Jersey.


Andrew Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Taylor
work +44 20 7204 2172
cell +44 7824 499 573

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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.



Anke Newstead

Director of People

Anke Newstead
work +44 207 204 2489

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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.


Anna Lagos

Office Manager

Anna Lagos
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Aoife Supple

Team Secretary

Aoife Supple
work +44 (0) 20 7204 2003

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Aoife joined the UK Club as a Team Secretary/ PA to Loss Prevention Director in March 2016. She provides administrative and secretarial support for the Loss Prevention team


Captain Anuj Velankar

Senior Loss Prevention Advisor

Captain Anuj Velankar
work +65 63 09 96 87
cell +65 9010 4358

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Anuj Joined Thomas Miller in 2012 . A master mariner with extensive sailing and command experience on oil tankers and other vessels, Anuj has also worked as a superintendent in a technical management company. He is handling the loss prevention and risk management aspects of the local members and provides technical support to the Singapore team.


Captain Chris Roberts

Senior Risk Assessor

Captain Chris Roberts
work +44 20 7204 2307

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Chris joined Thomas Miller in March 2001, after a long seagoing career in all types of tankers. 
Joined Shell Tankers in 1969 as cadet and sailed with them until 1977 rising to Second Officer, then joined Silver Line (V.Ships UK) and sailed in Chemical Tankers and LPG vessels.

 
From 1983 until December 2000 he served as master for V Ships in LPG, Chemical and Product carriers, including 1 special OBO. 


Chris is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a qualified Lead Auditor for ISM.


Captain Markus Westphal

Risk Assessor

Captain Markus Westphal
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Markus Westphal joined Thomas Miller in 2014 as a Risk Assessor. He previously worked on general cargo vessels, bulk carriers and container vessels, rising to the rank of Master in 2000. As a junior officer, Markus served on salvage tugs and was involved in several salvage operations off the South African coast as well as the development of the Mossgas project off Mosselbay.

During his time at Safmarine, Markus was involved with the introduction of the ISM code as well as the ISPS code, his vessels being audited externally and internally.


Carole Vinicombe

Secretarial Support

Carole Vinicombe
work +44 20 7204 2129

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Carole provides secretarial support.


Cheryl Savage

Senior Claims Processor

Cheryl Savage
work +44 20 7204 2310

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Cheryl joined Millers in 1995 and currently processes claims reimbursements for Members of both the P&I and Defence Clubs.


Chris Roberts (CR)

Senior Claims Director

Chris Roberts (CR)
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cell +852 9025 1530

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Chris joined Thomas Miller in 1997, working in the Sunderland office before moving to London. He was previously six years at sea on tankers and worked ashore for a UK based shipowner. Chris joined the Hong Kong office in 2005 and works with Members across the region. He has a BSc in Maritime Studies and experience with tanker claims.


Costas Zoidis

Senior Claims Executive (Greece)

Costas Zoidis
work +30 210 458 5229
cell +30 6944 46 27 14

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Costas joined Thomas Miller (Hellas) in July 2000, having previously worked for a Piraeus shipowning company. He has a diploma and postgraduate diploma in Shipping and speaks Greek. He specialises primarily in P&I claims.


David Perks

Senior Claims Executive

David Perks
work +44 20 7204 2209
cell + 44 7795 883319

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David joined Thomas Miller in 1990 from a commercial background, and has worked with the Japanese team since 2000, after a long career working with the Club's Greek Membership. In addition to his claims handing role, David also has specific responsibility for the development of the Club's Logistics Claims Handling systems and special service projects.


David Thompson

David Thompson
work +44 20 7204 2258

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David Thompson joined Signum Services in January 2013 following his retirement from the Metropolitan Police. In his 30 year career as a detective David specialised in the investigation of serious and complex crimes and served at various locations throughout London and at New Scotland Yard. 


Despina Odatzi

Claims Processor

Despina Odatzi
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DeWarren Watkins

Claims Executive

DeWarren Watkins
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work +1 201 912 7181

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DeWarren joined TMA in April 2013. He has prior experience working for a global container shipping company as a claims manager.


Dolores O'Leary

Senior Claims Executive

Dolores O'Leary
work +1 201 557 7402
cell (201) 912-7183

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Dee practiced law in New York City for 17 years with a well-known maritime law firm focusing on general cargo and bodily injury claims. She joined TMA in December 2007 as a generalist, with a focus on bodily injury claims.

 

She is a member of the Bodily Injury Team.


Dr Chao Wu

Legal Director

Dr Chao Wu
work +44 20 7204 2157
cell +44 7776 483182

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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.


Duncan Miller

Business Analyst

Duncan Miller
work +44 20 7204 2061
cell +44 7825 997123

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Duncan Joined Thomas Miller in 2000 working as a Technician in the P&I Underwriting department

He progressed to a Senior Technician/client facing role primarily dealing with the US, UK and German areas as well as specialising in the Clubs cruise business.

Today Duncan continues to work with the Clubs' Cruise business but is now also responsible for analysing the needs of the P&I department, providing information to key organisations and developing new systems and procedures to meet the changing requirements of the industry.


Edgar Wong (EW)

Edgar Wong (EW)
work +86 21 6321 7001
work +86 21 6321 0206
cell +86 1380 1666 407

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Edgar joined Thomas Miller in 1994 after graduating with a social science degree. Having been a Claims Executive in Hong Kong for six years handling UK Club and TT Club claims, he has become Thomas Miller's Shanghai Representative performing both a claims advisory and marketing liason role. 


Efcharis Rocanas

Claims Executive

Efcharis Rocanas
work +30 210 4585212
cell +30 6949980260

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Efcharis joined Thomas Miller in 2013. She has a double degree of English law and French law, and has done the Legal Practice Course. Her previous work experience includes work in law firms, specialising in shipping law, in both Greece and the UK. Efcharis deals with most types of P&I claims. She is fluent in English, French and Greek.


Eleni Nomikou

Claims Executive

Eleni Nomikou
work +30 210 4585227
cell +30 6957 507026

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Eleni joined Thomas Miller in 2013. She is a Greek qualified lawyer and has an LLM in Maritime Law. Before joining London Syndicate 3 as a trainee Claims Executive, Eleni gained work experience in a Greek law office specialising in maritime law. In her present role in Syndicate H1, she handles people related claims. Eleni speaks Greek, English and Spanish.


Evangelos Nomikos

Senior Claims Executive

Evangelos Nomikos
work +30 210 458 5213
cell +30 6944 39 43 43

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Van worked in London for Rethymnis and Kulukundis before joining Maritime Services, the UK Club's correspondents in 1974. Van joined Thomas Miller (Hellas) in 1997. In conjunction with Ernie, Van handles personal injury and people type cases for H1 Members. Van speaks Greek.


Felix Lai (FC)

Senior Claims Executive

Felix Lai (FC)
work +852 2832 4442
cell +852 9183 8578

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Felix spent ten years handling claims for shipowners, a charterer and a freight forwarder in Hong Kong before joining Thomas Miller. He holds a degree and a diploma in transport management, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport. 


Francesco Tundo

Senior Claims Executive

Francesco Tundo
work +44 (0) 20 7204 2587
cell 07795 497065

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Francesco is a UK qualified solicitor and has joined Thomas Miller from private practice having trained and practiced at a leading London shipping firm for nearly nine years. Francesco is fluent in English and Italian.

 


George Radu (GCR)

Claims Executive

George Radu (GCR)
work +1 415 343 0114

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George Radu joined TMA in 2007 after spending 19 years at a major container shipping line including 10 years as Claims Manager. He handles all types of P&I Claims.


Georgina Saunders

Underwriting Technician

Georgina Saunders

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Georgina joined the UK Club on 11th August 2014 having worked previously at another P&I Club. She now work's on the Far East team in underwriting.


Gillian Parr

Claims Processor

Gillian Parr
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Hilary Max

Administrative & Secretarial Assistant

Hilary Max
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Hugo Wynn-Williams

Chairman

Thomas Miller
Hugo Wynn-Williams
work +44 (0)20 7204 2144

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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.


Jacqueline Tan

Senior Claims Executive

Jacqueline Tan
work +44 20 7204 2118
cell + 44 7917 265966

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Jacqueline qualified as a barrister and later as a solicitor. She joined Thomas Miller in 1996 and now works exclusively with the Club's Members in Japan. She speaks Malay, French and Chinese. Jacqueline is a director with Thomas Miller.


James Zhang

James Zhang
work +86 10 5920 4220
cell +86 1381 0395 924

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A graduate in English and International Relations, James initial career was with a major Chinese shipowner serving in both China and the UK. Having acquired an MBA at Cranfield he was head of strategic planning before joining the Hong Kong office of a European container operator as business development director. Joining in 2012 from an investment group, James brings more than 20 years shipping experience to the team.


James Petrie

Underwriter

James Petrie
work +44 207 204 2467
cell +44 7584 115347

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James joined Thomas Miller in September 2013 following seven years working for commercial P&I insurers. Prior to this he spent two years in the London non-marine market. James is an Underwriter, dealing principally with business from the Asia Pacific region.


Janice McKenzie JM

Underwriting Technician

Janice McKenzie JM
work +44 20 7204 2048

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Jeff Lock

Senior Claims Director

Jeff Lock
work +44 20 7204 2119
cell +44 7557 014284

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Jeff joined Thomas Miller in December 2011 having spent 11 years working as a solicitor with a major London maritime law firm. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Jeff has 18 years seagoing experience on a wide range of ship types, predominantly oil and petrochemical tankers. He has been a Senior Claims Director since January 2013.

Jeff represents the UK Club on International Group (IG) sub-committees for Salvage & Wreck Removal and Pilotage.


Jenny Lane

Marketing Manager

Jenny Lane
work +44 20 7204 2053

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Jim Roberts

Senior Claims Director- Defence

Jim Roberts
work +44 20 7204 2208
cell + 44 783 304 5934

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Jim is a qualified solicitor and has joined Thomas Miller from private practice having worked for a number of leading London city law firms, including a posting in Greece. Jim is also a French and Arabic speaker and has a knowledge of the Levant and Middle East region.


John Savignon

Claims Executive

John Savignon
work +44 20 7204 2419
cell + 44 7795 883337

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John Savignon joined Thomas Miller in 1993 and has been a front line claims handler since 1997. He is responsible for the handling of claims for the Members based in Japan.


John Turner

Senior Claims Director

John Turner
work +44 20 7204 2507
cell +44 7768 143887

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John worked for a ship agent, a shipowner and as Club correspondent in Ireland before joining Thomas Miller P&I in 1987.  He currently manages London Syndicate 3, the people claims syndicate, and is responsible for the team’s operational performance and service delivery.  He also sits on the Senior Claims Directors’ team, a team of senior claims executives who have the task of working alongside case executives on the resolution of major claims which account for 70 per cent of the Club’s claims payments.  

Throughout his career at Thomas Miller, John has worked closely with Members involved in the cruise and ferry sectors and has particular expertise in handling passenger ship casualties and cruise curtailment claims.


Karen Turner

LS3 Secretarial Assistance / SCD Secretarial Assistance

Karen Turner
work +44 20 7204 2166

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Karen joined Thomas Miller in 1977 as a Filing Clerk in Syndicate 4. She later became a syndicate secretary, working principally for Lance Hebert.

In 1989, she transferred to the personal injury syndicate where she worked for Phil Nichols, the syndicate manager. During her time working with Phil Nichols her varied career included organising the UK Club’s Cruise Conferences, the UK P&I Club Correspondent Network, the Service Department and the Quality Team assisting with the introduction of the LRQA EQS System.

In 2011 Karen returned to the People Claims Department as Team Secretary where she continues to assist the Senior Claim Directors in addition to her role as P&I file audit co-ordinator. 


Kelvin Lam (KL)

Claims Executive

Kelvin Lam (KL)
work +852 2832 4418
cell +852 9033 9855

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Kelvin joined Thomas Miller in 2005 and has a background as a P&I correspondent with an adjusting firm in Hong Kong. Kelvin graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a degree in shipping technology and management. 


Kenneth Lie (KL)

Director

Kenneth Lie (KL)
work +65 6309 9682
work +65 6323 6277
cell +65 9646 6318

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Kenneth Lie joined Thomas Miller (South East Asia) Pte. Ltd in September 2007 as a Director. Kenneth qualified as a solicitor in England and as an advocate & solicitor in Singapore. He has practised as a commercial litigator in England, in the Singapore office of an English international shipping law firm, and in a Singapore shipping law firm.


Lily Soesan LS

Underwriting Technician

Lily Soesan LS
work +44 20 7204 2091

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Linda Lewis

Secretarial Support

Linda Lewis
work +44 20 7204 2558

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Linda provides secretarial support.


Linda Wright (LLW)

Claims Executive

Linda Wright (LLW)
work +1 415 343 0122
cell (415) 866-4173

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Initially a steamship company claims manager, Linda became a P&I Club Correspondent for various Clubs in 1981. Eventually managing the office, she handled a variety of claims on the Pacific West Coast for Members worldwide. Now she handles personal injury claims at Thomas Miller's San Francisco office.


Louise Livingston (LSL)

Claims Manager & Bodily Injury Specialist

Louise Livingston (LSL)
work +1 201 557 7407
cell +1 201 626 0906

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Louise joined Thomas Miller in March 2002 as a Claims Executive specializing in personal injury claims. Prior to joining Thomas Miller Louise was a partner with Emard, Danoff, Port & Tamulski, LLP. Before that she practiced law for eight years in the San Francisco office of  Kaye Rose & Partners.  Immediately after law school, Louise worked in the London office of another P&I Club.

In 2004 Louise became Leader of the Thomas Miller (Americas) Bodily Injury Team which currently meets twice monthly to review and discuss bodily injury claims and litigation for both the P&I and TT Clubs. She is responsible for the publication of the UK P&I Club's US Bodily Injury News and the annual member Round Table held in the New Jersey Office. In June 2006, Louise was appointed Director of Thomas Miller (San Francisco) and assumed responsibility for management of the San Francisco office.  In September 2009, Louise was appointed Senior Claims Director for the UK P&I Club. In 2015 Louise became the Claims Manager for the New Jersey office.


Luke Lane

Senior Claims Executive

Luke Lane
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cell +65 9646 6102

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Luke trained as a barrister and in 2013 he joined Thomas Miller, after working for a number of finance and shipping companies based in Singapore and South East Asia.


Luke Zadkovich

Senior Claims Executive

Luke Zadkovich
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cell +1 201 208 9763

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Luke is a qualified lawyer in both Australia and England and worked for a major shipping law firm in London specialising in shipping and international trade before joining TMA in January 2015 . He handles P&I and Defence claims.


Lynne Savignon

Claims Executive

Lynne Savignon
work +44 20 7204 2509/ After Hours +44 1621 741 135
cell +44 7917 614084

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Lynne joined Thomas Miller in 1986 having previously worked for five years with a London based Marine Insurance Broker. She initially worked in another claims syndicate handling cargo related matters, before transferring to the Personal Injury Syndicate in 1993, as Senior Claims Supervisor, to set up a dedicated  people claims processing department. She has handled people related claims since 1995 and gained a significant knowledge of a broad range of people related claims, with a particular focus on Crew Manager Members and Philippine crew claims.


Marinella Makarona

Personal Assistant

Marinella Makarona
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Mark Mawditt

Senior Claims Processor

Mark Mawditt
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Mark joined Thomas Miller in 2003 and processes claims reimbursements for Members


Markus McMillin (MWM)

Claims Executive

Markus McMillin (MWM)
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cell (415) 203-0532

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Markus handles all types of P&I claims. Before joining TMA in March 2006 he worked as a maritime attorney
in San Francisco.


Miki Nakagawa (MN)

Miki Nakagawa (MN)
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Ms Nakagawa joined the Club's Japan Branch in 1999 as assistant to Masako Kodaki.


Motohiro Sugiura (MS)

Adviser

Motohiro Sugiura (MS)
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cell +81 90 8874 2215

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Moto Sugiura stepped down from the UK Club Japan Representative in November 2015 and became Adviser.


Natalie Whiffin

Underwriting Technician

Natalie Whiffin
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Natalie joined Thomas Miller in November 2011 and was employed in the European Regional Service Department for two and a half years. Within ERST she provided administrative support to Syndicates 1, 2 and 3 and was the main point of contact for London Syndicate 2. She then joined London Syndicate 2 as a Claims Assistant. and has since become a Technician for the Underwriting department.


Nick Milner

Syndicate Manager

Nick Milner
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cell +44 7880 087856

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Nick joined TM(H) in 1999. Nick specialises in both P&I claims and FD&D disputes. He is a qualified barrister with experience in a ship operating company and a marine litigation firm in Piraeus. He was appointed Deputy Syndicate Manager in September 2014 for the Piraeus office, but as of July 2015 has joined the London team as Syndicate Manager for LS2.


Patrick Ruane (PJR)

Senior Underwriting Director

Patrick Ruane (PJR)
work +44 20 7204 2042
cell +44 7785 778665

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Patrick joined Thomas Miller in 1984. He is the senior underwriter for North and South America, UK and Benelux. He has previously worked with Members in other European regions and the Middle East. He is also Reinsurance Director with responsibility for the Club’s reinsurances.

 

 


Paul Pelling (PIP)

Senior Underwriting Director

Paul Pelling (PIP)
work +44 20 7204 2036
cell +44 7899 668039

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Paul joined Thomas Miller in September 2004, following a career of some twenty four years as a marine broker. He is a Senior Underwriter, dealing principally with business from the Asia Pacific region.


Paul Sessions

Regional Director for Japan

Paul Sessions
work +44 20 7204 2211
cell + 44 7881 510160

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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.


Petar Modev

Senior Loss Prevention Executive

Petar Modev
work +44 20 7204 2329

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Petar joined Thomas Miller as Loss Prevention Executive in 2014 having previously worked at Sea as a Watch Keeping Officer for the past eight years.


Samantha Manias

Executive Secretary

Samantha Manias
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Simon Main

Chief Operating Officer

Simon Main
work +44 20 7204 2141
cell +44 7500 227 218

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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.


Stephen Michaels

Senior Claims Executive

Stephen Michaels
work +44 20 7204 2518
cell +44 7795 684923

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Stephen joined Thomas Miller in 2009 having spent 18 years with another London based P&I Club. As a member of the dedicated people claims syndicate, Stephen handles a variety of such claims with a focus on Members based in Greece, the Middle East, UK and the Far East. Stephen qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 2003.


Stuart Last

PEME Member Administrator

Stuart Last
work +44 20 7204 2413

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Stuart joined Thomas Miller in 1998 as a claims trainee for UK P&I Club’s Greek Members. In April 2005 Stuart joined PEME as the Team Administrator. Stuart is responsible for co-ordination of Member entries and administration for the clinic approval process.


Susanne Murphy

Susanne Murphy
work +44 20 7204 2312
cell +44 7887 821678

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Following a degree in Marine Geography and a masters degree in Marine Law, Susanne joined Thomas Miller in 1995. She currently deals mainly with claims for the Club's Members based in Germany.


Sylvia Shi

Claims Executive

Sylvia Shi
work +852 2832 4411
cell +852 6712 7870

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Sylvia joined Thomas Miller in 2014 from another IG P&I Club. After graduating from Shanghai Maritime University, Sylvia obtained a LLM from UCL, London. Sylvia handles P&I and Defence claims. She is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese and speaks some Cantonese.


Tarja Saikkonen

Deputy Syndicate Manager

Tarja Saikkonen
work +44 20 7204 2406
cell +44 7813 709990

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Tarja joined Thomas Miller in 2000. She has an MSc in Economics and Business Studies from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Tarja previously worked in the Claims Department of a liner company as Claims Adjuster.


Tia Thomas

Secretary

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Tony Nicholson

Senior Claims Director

Tony Nicholson
work +44 20 7204 2564
cell +44 7917 265938

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Tony has specialised in handling people related claims and enquiries within the P&I environment since 1989. He joined Thomas Miller in April 2004 and was promoted to the role of Senior Claims Director in 2011. 

Tony has gained a significant understanding and knowledge in this specialised and increasingly complex area, handling a wide variety of people related claims and enquiries, including contract review work, whilst he also attends and has presented at various industry conferences and seminars. In particular, Tony works closely with our Members in Japan, Greece, Croatia, Scandinavia and UK.

He represents the Club on the International Group Personal Injury Sub-Committee (IGPISC), having first joined this Sub-Committee in 1999, when working for another London based P&I Club.

Tony has also gained significant knowledge and understanding of the Philippine legal system and the handling of Philippine crew claims, and has been the Chairman of the IGPISC’s Philippine Working Group, since its formation in October 2007, and acts as the main conduit between our correspondents; the Manning Industry; Employers’ Representative Bodies; and the IGPISC. He has regularly travelled to the Philippines since 2008, on behalf of the Club and International Group. Tony is also a member of the IGPISC’s Contracts Working Group.


Tony Watson, Chief Engineer

Risk Assessor

Tony Watson, Chief Engineer

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Tony joined Thomas Miller as a Ship Inspector. After passing a degree in Marine Engineering and becoming Chief Engineer, he came ashore as Superintendent and then Marine Surveyor / Consultant.


Ursula Whittaker

Senior Claims Executive

Ursula Whittaker
work +44 20 7204 2313
cell +44 7717 733951

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Ursula joined Thomas Miller in 1990. She has worked with the Belgian, Dutch, Italian and Russian Members. Ursula now supports the Club’s German Membership.


Yiah Soon Ng (YSN)

Director

Yiah Soon Ng (YSN)
work +65 6309 9681
cell +65 9755 2415

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YS joined Thomas Miller from Spica Services, the Club's Singapore claims correspondents. Before joining Spica in 1990 he was a deck officer, followed by five years with the Port of Singapore Authority as a Port Safety Inspector.


Yvonne Vail

Senior Claims Executive

Yvonne Vail
work +44 20 7204 2501
cell +44 7917 614066

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Yvonne joined Thomas Miller in 1985 having completed a Diploma in Business Studies and the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Insurance Business and Marine and Aviation Insurance. She began her career in the Finance Department before transferring to claims.  She has been a member of the personal injury syndicate since 1991 handling all types of people related claims for a wide selection of the Club’s Members.  Yvonne specialises in handling occupational disease claims and is a member of the International Group Personal Injury Occupational Disease Sub-Committee. She has organised a number Occupational Disease seminars for the Club’s members and claims handlers from other P&I clubs.


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