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Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)

Senior Claims Executive

Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)
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cell +30 6945 38 0242

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Alec joined Thomas Miller late in 2010. He has a degree in Economics and Spanish, a Graduate Diploma in law, and has graduated from Swansea Institute of Shipping with an LLM in Maritime and Commercial Law. He handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes.


Claims Executive

Alexander Gray
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Alex joined Thomas Miller as a Claims Executive in December 2016 from Ince & Co’s office in Monaco, where he worked for two years as a Solicitor specialising in shipping and corporate litigation. Prior to this, Alex worked as a Claims Executive at the Standard P&I Club in London. Whilst there, he worked on all types of P&I, FD&D, DTH and TT claims for Turkish, Italian and Monegasque ship owners and operators. Alex joined the Standard Club having graduated from studying Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Southampton.

Alex was made Senior Claims Executive in May 2017 and handles claims for both the UK P&I Club and the UK Defence Club, predominantly focusing on the German Team (L1) in the London office.


Alexander Geoghegan

Trainee Claims Executive

Alexander Geoghegan
work +44 20 7204 2409

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Alexander joined Thomas Miller in October 2016 shortly after completing his degree in History. He is currently working as a Trainee Claims Executive in Syndicate J1.


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 P&I.


Allison Hall

Underwriting Technician

Allison Hall
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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
work +852 2834 1428
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 studied law before joining Thomas Miller in 1996 and TM(H) in June 2000. He is a senior claims executive and handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes.


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.


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.


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, and has worked with P&I since 1989.  From 2002-2007 he was based in Hong Kong to head the Managers’ operations in Asia-Pacific, working closely with 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 joined Thomas Miller in 2014 having previously qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in 2013. He handles both P&I and FDD related claims with a focus on the Mediterranean and UK membership. A fluent Greek speaker with good working knowledge of French and Spanish. 


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 claims and FD&D disputes.


Claire Adams

Senior Underwriting Technician

Claire Adams
work +44 0207 204 2260

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Claire joined the Underwriting Department in September 2011 and is currently assisting the Asia Pacific Members.


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.


Dingjing Huang

Deputy Underwriter

Dingjing Huang
work +44 (0) 207 204 2085
cell +44 (0) 779 627 6434

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Dingjing joined Thomas Miller in May 2016. Prior to this, he obtained a PhD degree in maritime law. Dingjing supports both underwriting and legal sectors with a particular focus on Chinese business and legal issues.


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.


Eileen Chan (EYC)

Secretarial Support

Eileen Chan (EYC)
work +65 6309 9683

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Eva Ioannidou

Senior Claims Executive

Eva Ioannidou
work + 30 210 45 85 226
cell + 30 6944 842 429

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Eva joined TM(H) in February 2016 prior to which she gained 14 years of working experience in ship owning and ship management companies based in Greece. She has a BSc(Hons) in Shipping, an MBA and MSc in International Banking and Finance. In her present role in Syndicate H1, she handles people related claims.


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 +44 207 204 2077

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Florrie joined Thomas Miller in 2016 and provides support to L4 as Team Secretary. Prior to joining Thomas Miller, Florrie completed an undergraduate degree in French as well as two years in the property industry as a Personal Assistant.


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
work +44 20 7204 2718

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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 P&I and some FD&D matters for the Greek, Italian and UK based Members 


George Devereese

Senior 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.


Hannah Carron

Team Secretary

Hannah Carron
work +44 207 204 2156

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Hannah joined Thomas Miller in 2017 and provides support as Team Secretary.


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. 


Hironobu Bekku

Assistant Manager

Hironobu Bekku
work +81 898 34 3586
cell +81 80 1074 2215

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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.


Jamie Hayday

Underwriting Technician

Jamie Hayday
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Jamie joined the UK P&I Club in September 2016, having previously spent a year at a broking company. Jamie now works as a central Underwriting Technician.


Janice Dixon

Underwriting Technician

Janice Dixon
work +44 020 7204 2584

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Jason Fernandes, Chief Engineer

Risk Assessor (USA)

Jason Fernandes, Chief Engineer
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Jason started working with the UK P&I Club in November 2012, providing Risk Assessment and Condition Survey services to the Club’s Members in the US. Jason is a Chief Engineer with years of experience in the Marine Industry.


Jessie Jiang (JJ)

Administrative Assistance - Shanghai


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
work +44 20 7204 2425

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Karen joined Thomas Miller in 1998.  She provides administrative and secretarial support for the German, Greece, Italy and UK teams. Karen also speaks 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
work +44 020 7204 2557

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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 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 is a qualified lawyer and a Senior Claims Executive within the L4 team. Lisa deals with all Members in L4, with a particular focus on the Russian Membership.


Lyall Hickson

Senior Claims Executive

Lyall Hickson
work +44 20 7204 2404
cell +44 7500 332 272

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Lyall joined Thomas Miller in June 2012 from the shipping department of a leading London solicitor, where he was a Senior Associate.

Lyall is dual qualified as a lawyer in both England and Australia. Lyall has over 15 years’ experience handling a wide range of P&I and Defence related claims and disputes. Lyall also has considerable experience with piracy and war risk insurance having been the Claims and Legal Manager for Hellenic War Risks Club and UK War Risks Club for 4 years.  His main responsibilities are claims management, claims consultancy, general claims advice and is part of the Professional Supplier Management team.


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 a Senior Claims Director for Thomas Miller Defence.


Marina Gaglias

Senior 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 Beare

Senior Claims Executive

Mark Beare
work + 30 210 458 5232
cell + 30 6957 770 608

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Mark joined Thomas Miller in the summer of 2015. He is an ex-mariner who spent six years at sea, sailing up to the rank of 2nd navigational officer. Mark is an English qualified solicitor who previously worked in the post fixture department of a Malaysian shipowner as well as for another International Group P&I Club. Mark handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes for H1 Members.


Mark Dawson

Senior Claims Director

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

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Mark is a former Merchant Navy deck officer sailing on a variety of vessel types including product tankers, container ships, general cargo, reefer, Ro-Ro and seismic survey ships.  Mark worked with another International Group P&I Club for a number of years and was the Manager of the Admiralty Claims team. In 2010 Mark joined a leading London law firm as an Admiralty Manager where he was involved in attending and investigating casualties including salvage, fires, cargo explosions, collisions, property damage claims, groundings, unsafe ports, damage to submarine cables, cargo liquefaction and piracy.  Mark joined Thomas Miller in 2014 and is Senior Claims Director for London Syndicate L4.


Masako Kodaki (MK)

Manager, Finance and Administration

Masako Kodaki (MK)
work +81 3 5442 6110

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Masako Kodaki joined UK Club’s Japan Branch since its inception in 1989. She works for office management including accounting, publications and IT. 


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 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.


Michael Chanouzas

Senior Claims Executive

Michael Chanouzas
work +30 210 458 5238
cell +30 6949 300014

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Michael joined Thomas Miller in January 2017.  He has a legal background having previously worked in shipping law firms in London and Greece.  He handles all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes.


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 Syndicate L4, handling a range of P&I matters for Members. Mikaela speaks Swedish and is currently studying for her P&IQ, accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

 


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.


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 Germany.


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

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Noreen has 13 years experience 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  TT Club and P&I claims.


Panagiotis Alikaris

Senior Claims Executive

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

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Takis joined TM(H) in 1997 before which he was with the UK Club’s Greek correspondent. Takis deals predominantly with P&I claims.


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.


Peter Jones

Underwriter

Peter Jones
work +44 207 204 2506
cell +44 7917 614043

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Peter joined Thomas Miller in May 2011. He is supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region, having previously supported Members in Europe, Middle East and North America. Prior to joining the underwriting department, Peter was handling P&I claims, having previously worked as a Claims Adjuster in the non-marine market.


Philip Clacy

Joint Chief Operating Officer

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. Philip was the Club's Deputy Claims Director, before becoming the Joint Chief Operating Officer in December 2016.


Philippa Langton

Senior Claims Executive

Philippa Langton
work +44 20 7204 2524
cell +44 7920 587 430

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Philippa joined Thomas Miller in 2014.  She previously practised as a solicitor for 8 years at an international shipping law firm based in London. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she studied Mandarin at undergraduate degree level and she has also spent 3 years working as a solicitor in Shanghai.


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.


Richard Beaumont

Claims Executive

Richard Beaumont
work +1 201 557 7337

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Rick is a lawyer who received his degree from Tulane Law School.  He will focus on P&I claims for members of the UK Club.


Saidul Alom

Crew Health 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

Crew Health 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 Crew Health Programme Director.

As part of her work in the Crew Health Programme, Sophia has undertaken a large number of clinic audits, implemented the standard medical form and clinic guidelines. She has also led 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
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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
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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

Syndicate Manager

Sumit Madhu
work +44 20 7204 2114
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Sumit Madhu is a Master Mariner who joined Thomas Miller in 2012 following a career at sea primarily on tankers, LPG and LNG vessels. He has also served with an oil and gas major in their LNG shipping, 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 Syndicate Manager for L4 and is also a director of Thomas Miller. 


Susan Lee

Claims Executive

Susan Lee
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Susan Lee is a Claims Executive for P&I and FD&D. Susan is an attorney and  came to TMA from a New York maritime law firm.  She handles cargo claims, arbitrations and charter party disputes.


Tania Bourla

Deputy Underwriter

Tania Bourla
work +44 20 7204 2087
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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

Senior Claims Executive

Thomas Davies
work +44 20 7204 2098
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Tom qualified as a lawyer with a leading City law firm.  He spent a number of years working in Greece and the United States before joining Thomas Miller’s London office in 2017.


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.


William Dunseath

Deputy Underwriter

William Dunseath
work +44 7204 2070
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William joined Thomas Miller in 2012. Prior to this he was working in the London Market as a marine insurance broker.


Yoshinari Ishii (YI)

Advisor

Yoshinari Ishii (YI)
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cell +81 90 2312 2215

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Yoshinari Ishii works as an advisor for the UK Club’s Japan Branch.  


Adam Russ

Senior Claims Director

Adam Russ
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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

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

Chief Claims Officer

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

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Alan is currently the Chief Claims Officer 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 and Chief Claims Officer in 2017. 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
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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

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 subsequently made Syndicate Manager in 2017. Alison 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

Joint Chief Operating Officer

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. Anke became Joint Chief Operating Officer in December 2016 and her current role focuses on operational issues and developing resourcing, training and retention strategies, which foster a culture of excellence in service of the UK Club’s objectives.


Anna Lagos

Office Manager

Anna Lagos
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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
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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 David Nichol

Senior Loss Prevention Executive

Captain David Nichol
work +30 210 4585219
cell +30 694 483 4684

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David is a Master Mariner joining Thomas Miller in June 2014. After leaving the sea, he became a claims manager with a Piraeus based P&I correspondent for two years before joining a marine surveying consultancy. In 1997, David established his own consultancy, with the majority of work being P&I related. From 2010 until joining Thomas Miller, he was a claims executive with another P&I Club, handling a wide variety of P&I and FD&D claims as well as being actively involved in their Loss Prevention initiatives.


Captain Markus Westphal

Risk Assessor

Captain Markus Westphal
cell 07880105213

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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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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.


Christos Mouratis

Communications Assistant

Christos Mouratis
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Costas Zoidis

Senior Claims Executive (Greece)

Costas Zoidis
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cell +30 6944 46 27 14

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Costas joined TM(H) in July 2000, having previously worked for a Piraeus shipowning company. He has a diploma and post-graduate diploma in Shipping. Costas 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
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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. 


Debbie Wood

Administrator

Debbie Wood
work +44 20 7204 2517

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Debbie has been working for Thomas Miller for 26 years. She previously worked in Personal Injury but now works as a team administrator.  She also has responsibility for the enhancement and development of the Club’s Claims Handling systems and special service projects.


Despina Odatzi

Claims Processor

Despina Odatzi
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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). As Legal director for Thomas Miller P&I Ltd (UK P&I Club), she is responsible for giving general legal advice, legal aspects of cover for Members' contractual arrangements, the legal aspects of P&I Club documentation, and the Rules and Bye-Laws of the Club, as well as the legal aspects of the Pooling Agreement and of Club’s reinsurance contracts.

Chao is part of the Senior Management Team and represents the UK Club on various subcommittees and working groups of the International Group, including those on Pooling Agreement, Pollution, P&I War Risks, Confirmation of Entry, IOPC Fund and Pro-rating, and others. Chao has been the chairperson of the IG Pooling Agreement Subcommittee since 2009.

Chao has been a frequent speaker at 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, UK and by the Institut Economique du Droit de la Mer, Monaco.  She is also a recognized authority on international marine environmental law, and formerly worked for Thomas Miller (Americas), where she also became an authority on US environmental law.


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 is responsible for analysing the needs of the P&I Club, 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)
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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 in English law and French law, and has completed the Legal Practice Course. Her previous work experience includes legal work in law firms, specialising in shipping law, in both Greece and the UK. Efcharis handles P&I and Defence claims for H1 Members. She is fluent in English, French and Greek.


Eleni Nomikou

Claims Executive

Eleni Nomikou
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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 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 & Kulukundis before joining Maritime Services, the UK Club’s correspondents in 1974. Van joined (TM(H) in 1997. Van handles personal injury and people cases for H1 Members.


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 an English qualified solicitor and has worked and trained at a leading London shipping firm for nearly nine years, where he dealt with both FD&D and P&I related claims. Francesco is fluent in both English and Italian. Francesco joined Thomas Miller in June 2016 and is a Senior Claims Executive, providing P&I and Defence claims and advisory services to Members in L4. 


George Radu (GCR)

Claims Executive

George Radu (GCR)
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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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Gregg Wikfors

Claims Executive

Gregg Wikfors
work 1+ 201 557 7408
cell 1+ 551 227 1333

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Gregg Wikfors is a  Claims Executive with the  NJ  P&I Claims Team.  Gregg  was  formerly with a major shipping line and will handle cargo claims for P&I.


Hilary Max

Administrative & Secretarial Assistant

Hilary Max
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Hugo Wynn-Williams

Chairman

Thomas Miller
Hugo Wynn-Williams
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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 is a qualified barrister and solicitor and handles FDD and P&I cases, as well as editor of the Club’s legal publications. She is a Director of Claims at Thomas Miller and also a member of the Club’s Legal and Environmental Teams. Jacqueline speaks Malay, French and Hokkien.


James Zhang

James Zhang
work +86 21 6321 0090
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 is an Underwriter, dealing principally with business from Greece and Korea. Prior to joining Thomas Miller, James was a P&I / FDD Underwriter in the commercial market with a focus on European and Asian business. This followed two years in the London / Lloyd’s non-marine market.


Janice McKenzie JM

Underwriting Technician

Janice McKenzie JM
work +44 20 7204 2048

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Jeff Lock

Global Technical 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, but was appointed Global Technical Claims Director in 2017.

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


Jenny Lane

Marketing Director

Jenny Lane
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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 qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has been involved in maritime law for almost the whole of his subsequent career. He has previously been a partner in a London niche shipping law firm, and has also worked in the Piraeus office of a major law firm, mainly advising Greek owners. Jim is a Senior Claims Director in the UK Defence Club, and in addition to management of his own claims advises junior colleagues on claims strategy in FD&D disputes. 


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.


Julia Moore

Senior Claims Executive

Julia Moore
work 201-557-7433
cell 201-912-7170

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Julia joined Thomas Miller in October 2015 after 25 years with various US litigation firms specialising in maritime matters. Julia is a member of the Bodily Injury team.


Karen Turner

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.


Laura Starr

Senior Claims Executive

Laura Starr
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cell +44 7771 345 079

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Laura is a qualified solicitor and joined Thomas Miller as a Senior Claims Executive in January 2016 after 12 years in private practice. Handling both P&I and Defence cases, Laura assists all Members within L4, with a particular focus on South East Asia.


Leah Wallace

Underwriting Technician

Leah Wallace
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Lee Wai Pong

Regional Advisor

Lee Wai Pong
work +65 6309 9689
cell +65 9755 5733

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Lee Wai Pong is a qualified Master Mariner, a retired Commanding Officer (Reservist) from the Republic of Singapore Navy, and accredited Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.  Most recently, Wai Pong was the Executive Director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). During his seafaring career, Mr Lee sailed on a wide range of ships. Prior to joining SCMA, he worked for a prominent international ship-owner based in Singapore and headed up the commercial management of its handy sized fleet of dry bulk carriers.


Lily Soesan LS

Underwriting Technician

Lily Soesan LS
work +44 20 7204 2091

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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.


Luke Lane

Senior Claims Executive

Luke Lane
work +65 6309 9680
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.


Margaret Zhou

Claims Executive

Margaret Zhou
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cell +852 9037 3588

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Margaret joined Thomas Miller in 2017 from a fixed premium P&I underwriter. Previously, she worked for a leading ship management company and a chartering operator. Margaret graduated from Dalian Maritime University, and holds a Master of Common Law Degree from the University of Hong Kong. She is a qualified PRC lawyer.  Margaret speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.


Marinella Makarona

Personal Assistant

Marinella Makarona
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Mark Mawditt

Senior Claims Processor

Mark Mawditt
work +44 20 7204 2115

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


Markus McMillin (MWM)

Vice President

Markus McMillin (MWM)
work +1 415 343 0113
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.


Masaki Oiwa (MO)

The Representative in Japan

Masaki Oiwa (MO)
work +81 3 5442 6110
cell +81 90 2229 2215

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Masaki Oiwa joined UK Club’s Japan Branch in March 2014 as Manager for claims and marketing. He became the Representative in Japan from November 2015. Before he joined the Branch, he served as the General Manager of the Club’s correspondents, ISS P&I Japan. 


Masato Nishizawa (MNI)

Manager

Masato Nishizawa (MNI)
work +81 898 34 3586
cell +81-90-2225-2215

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Masato Nishizawa joined UK Club’s Japan Branch in April 2015 as the Manager of Imabari office. He works for marketing and claims. Before joining the Japan branch, he served as the Manager of the Club’s correspondents, ISS P&I Tokyo. 


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)
work +81 3 5442 6100
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
work +44 20 7204 2598

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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
work +44 20 7204 2128
cell +44 7880 087856

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Nick is the Syndicate Manager for L2 which is responsible for providing P&I and Defence claims and advisory services from London to Members based in Greece, Italy and the UK.

Nick was called to the Bar in 1994.  After a short period of practice in a Common Law set he joined Thomas Miller in Piraeus in 1999 having previously worked in a local bulk ship operating company and the Greek office of a well-known marine litigation firm.  He handled P&I and Defence matters for the Greek and Cypriot membership and became the Deputy Syndicate Manager of the Piraeus office in September 2014.  He transferred to London in June 2015 to take up the position of Syndicate Manager for LS2.  Nick is fluent in English and Greek and has conversational French.


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

Head of Ship Inspections

Petar Modev
work +44 20 7204 2329

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Petar Modev joined Thomas Miller as Loss Prevention Executive in 2014. He currently coordinates the Condition Survey scheme for the UK P&I Club and provides technical and loss prevention advice to Members. He is an ex-mariner and had previously worked at sea, up to the rank of Chief Officer, for more than eight years. His main areas of expertise are tanker and offshore operations.


Richard Offord

Senior Claims Executive

Richard Offord
work +44 20 7204 2486
cell +44 7917 614068

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Richard joined Thomas Miller in 1997 and deals mainly with P&I Claims. He concentrates on servicing the Club Members in Croatia, France and Italy and has some expertise in I.T.


Samantha Manias

Executive Secretary

Samantha Manias
work +30 210 4585 224

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Sean Song

Claims and Loss Prevention Executive

Sean Song
work +852 2832 4446
cell +852 6974 7455

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Sean joined Thomas Miller in 2017 from an international marine consultancy. He has worked in shipyards and marine consultancies which were based in Singapore, Malaysia and the UK. He has a background of offshore & shipyard operations, salvage & wreck removal operations and marine warranty surveys.

Sean graduated from University of Strathclyde in Naval Architecture and registered as a Chartered Engineer. He was an accredited OCIMF OVID surveyor before joining Thomas Miller.

Sean speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and some Hokkien.


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. He handles a wide variety of people related claims with a focus on Members based in Greece, Italy and the UK. Stephen qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 2003.


Stuart Last

Crew Health 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

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

Tia Thomas

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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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