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.
Debbie has been working for Thomas Miller for 30 years. She previously worked in Personal Injury but now works within the J1 team as a Claims Executive. She also has responsibility for the enhancement and development of the Club’s Claims Handling systems and special service projects.
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.
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.
Hugo Wynn-Williams – Chairman of Thomas Miller Holdings Ltd., Chairman of Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd (the Managers of the UK P&I Club).
Hugo joined Thomas Miller in 1978. 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’s international businesses. He is also Chairman of the Thomas Miller Agency and Insurance Services division; Thomas Miller Claims Management and a number of other subsidiaries of Thomas Miller. As Chairman of Thomas Miller Holdings, Hugo leads the TMH Board in the formulation, setting and achievement of the strategic goals and objectives of the TMH Group. As Chairman of Thomas Miller P&I he provides leadership to, and management of, the Board of the Club liaising between the Board and the Managers alongside the CEO, ensuring it operates effectively achieving its strategic objectives.
Leah Wallace joined P&I Underwriting on the 14th December 2015 having previously worked in the Facilities Department at Thomas Miller for nearly 2 years.
She is an Underwriting Technician on the Europe and Americas team. Leah is studying for her CII Certificate in Insurance.
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.
Natalie joined Thomas Miller in November 2011. Following roles in the Claims department, Natalie subsequently joined the Underwriting Department as an Underwriting Technician in October 2015 and is supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan and South Korea. Natalie is studying for her CII Certificate in Insurance.
Tom Whadcock joined the Underwriting Department on the 12th September 2017 as a Trainee Underwriter, supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region. He joined Thomas Miller having come from a Placement Department and underwriting background. He also graduated from University College London. Tom currently holds the Diploma in Insurance and is working towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance.
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 joined Thomas Miller in 1990, working at that time with the Far East team. Over the intervening years, Ursula has worked with the Russian, Belgian, Dutch and Italian Members, handling both P&I and FDD claims, for owners and charterers in the tanker, bulker and container markets. Ursula now supports the Club's German Membership.