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Captain Hiroshi Sekine

Senior Loss Prevention Executive

Captain Hiroshi Sekine
work +81 3 5442 6113
cell +81 70 2269 3922

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Captain Sekine joined Thomas Miller as Senior Loss Prevention Executive in 2019. He has a vast amount of experience within the maritime industry, including Captain and Managing Corporate Officer in a leading international shipping line and more recently, Managing Director and President at marine consultancy firm, Japan Marine Science. He is also a Lecturer at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and the Japan Coast Guard Academy, as well a Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Japan


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.


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.


Georgina Saunders (GS)

Underwriting Technician

Georgina Saunders (GS)
work +44 20 7204 2614

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Georgina joined the UK Club on 11th August 2014 having worked previously at another P&I Club. She now works in the Underwriting department as an Underwriting Technician on the Far East Asia team assisting Paul Pelling, Matthew Bayman, Peter Jones and Dingjing Huang. Georgina is currently working towards her CII Certificate in Insurance.


Laura Starr

Senior Claims Executive

Laura Starr
work + 44 20 7204 2707
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 EMEA 2.


Lily Soesan (LS)

Underwriting Technician

Lily Soesan (LS)
work +44 20 7204 2091

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Lily has been with Thomas Miller for 21 years and currently works as an Underwiting Technician on the Greece team.


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.


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.


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. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. 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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Before joining Thomas Miller, Tarja worked as a claims adjuster for a liner owner/operator. As well as long experience in handling all types of non-people claims, including fires and larger cargo claims on Ro-Ro ships, Tarja has also extensive experience in reviewing customer service contracts for Members and assessing needs for extended P&I cover. Whilst currently concentrating on overseeing the EMEA1 syndicate and ensuring it provides high level of service to all its Members, she is still involved in day-to-day handling claims handling and advising Members on queries.


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