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Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)

Charterers Risk Specialist

Alec Kyrle-Pope (AKP)
work +44 207 204 2255
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Alec joined Thomas Miller in November 2010 having completed an LLM in Maritime & Commercial law. Prior to law school he studied Economics & Spanish. In London, he worked with a wide variety of EU and Swiss based Members, ranging from conventional Owners through to large Charterers and trading houses, handling all types of P&I and FDD disputes. In November 2014 he moved to Athens to service the UK Club’s Greek membership and returned to London in January 2018 to develop further & expand the UK Club’s Charterers book of business and product ranges.

Along with strong commercial and operational expertise, Alec has extensive experience resolving issues concerning the shipment of agricultural commodities as well as a proven track record in casualty management and salvage operations.

Alec is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds various trade association, including GAFTA, qualifications. He is a regular speaker & presenter at seminars, industry events and courses.


Alexander Geoghegan

Claims Executive

Alexander Geoghegan
work +81 70 2269 4002

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


Alexander Bland

Senior Claims Executive

Alexander Bland
work +65 6309 9680
cell +65 9646 6102

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Before joining the Club, Alex was a senior lawyer at an international shipping law firm. In addition, Alex spent two years, on secondment, at a leading Lloyd’s of London and Lloyd’s Asia syndicate – primarily dealing with people, hull and machinery and cargo claims. Alex has been in Singapore since 2016. 


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.


Andrew Jones

Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific)

Andrew Jones
work +852 2832 4485
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 (AJK)

Senior Underwriting Director

Andrew Kemp (AJK)
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.


Ansuman Ghosh

Director of Risk Assessment

Ansuman Ghosh
cell +65 91461351

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Ansuman Ghosh, a Marine Engineer with the UK Club's Loss Prevention department based in Singapore. Ansuman sailed on various vessel types up to the rank of Chief Engineer. In 2006 he came ashore, working as a Superintendent and Classification Society Principal Surveyor, Regional Lead Auditor. Prior to joining Thomas Miller, he was Technical Head at a ship-owning and service company.


Ben Johnson

Senior 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.


Cameron D. Holmes

Claims Executive

Cameron D. Holmes
work +1 (201) 557.7335
cell +1 201 912.9326

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Cameron Holmes joined TMA in January 2019 after working with  various maritime firms. He is a graduate from Tulane University where he received his Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law. Cameron is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.


Captain Hiroshi Sekine

Senior Loss Prevention Executive (Tokyo)

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


Captain Kostas Karavasilis

Senior Loss Prevention Executive (Piraeus)

Captain Kostas Karavasilis
work +30 210 4585219
cell +30 6944 834684

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Kosta is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kosta is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.


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.


Caroline Avgerinou

Syndicate Manager

Caroline Avgerinou
work +30 210 4585 214
cell +30 6945 38 02 42

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Caroline joined Thomas Miller Hellas in 2018. She holds a degree in Law and a Masters in Maritime Law. She previously worked for two shipping law firms and also in the legal department for a ship owning company based in Greece. Caroline handles all types of P&I and FD&D claims.


Cedric Chatteleyn

Senior Claims Director

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. As a senior claims executive he handled all types of P&I claims and FD&D disputes, before becoming a Director and more recently a Senior Claims Director.


Christopher Brown (CJB)

Chief Underwriting Officer

Christopher Brown (CJB)
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. 


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 (CA)

Senior Underwriting Technician

Claire Adams (CA)
work +44 20 7204 2260
cell +44 7879 803475

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Claire first joined the UK Club Claims department in February 2011 and then subsequently moved to P&I Underwriting in September 2011. Claire originally worked in the European and Americas team before assisting with the Asia Pacific Members since 2014 as a Senior Underwriting Technician. Claire is currently working through the P&I Qualifications and holds the CII Certificate of Insurance.


Damon T. Hartley

Senior Claims Executive

Damon T. Hartley
work +1 201 557 7333

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Damon is an attorney and joins the TMA BI team having practiced for 11 years with varied experience of marine bodily injury claims. He is a graduate from Tulane Law School where he obtained a Certificate of Concentration in Maritime Law.


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 (DH)

Underwriter

Dingjing Huang (DH)
work +44 20 7204 2085
cell +44 779 6276434

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Dingjing Huang joined Thomas Miller in 2015 after finishing his PhD degree in Maritime Law. Prior to his underwriting role, Dingjing was supporting both the Underwriting and Legal departments with a particular focus on Chinese business and legal issues. Dingjing is now an Underwriter, supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region.


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, as well as a LLM in Maritime Law . 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 7901 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.


Fumiaki Izawa (FI)

Senior Claims Advisor

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 (GH)

Senior Underwriting Technician

Gemma Hone (GH)
work +44 20 7204 2075
cell +44 7899 717949

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Gemma Hone joined the UK Club in January 2013. Gemma started working on the Far East team, assisting Paul Pelling and his team.  She moved internally to support the Greece team and now works alongside Paul Collier, James Petrie, Tania Bourla and Lily Soesan.


Genevieve Holloway

Senior Claims Executive

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

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Before joining Thomas Miller Genevieve 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. Genevieve specialises in people related claims in EMEA1 for a wide selection of the Club's 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
cell +44 (0) 7824 695 325

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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 


Hannah Carron

Underwriting Technician

Hannah Carron
work +44 207 204 2158

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Hannah joined the Underwriting department in June 2020 to work as an Underwriting Technician supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region. She previously worked as a Team Secretary for the Claims Syndicates. 

Hannah is currently studying for her P&I Q.


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. 


Helena Biggs

Senior Claims Executive

Helena Biggs
work 0207 204 2414
cell 07827 552 977

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Helena qualified as a solicitor with a leading London maritime firm in 1999 and spent two years working as a UK qualified solicitor in Sydney, Australia before returning to private practice in London. Helena moved in-house to another IG P&I Club in 2004 where she dealt with a wide range of FD&D and P&I claims before joining Thomas Miller in 2018.


Hironobu Bekku (HB)

Manager of Imabari office

Hironobu Bekku (HB)
work +81 898 35 3471
cell +81 80 1074 2215

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Jamie Hayday (JH)

Underwriting Technician

Jamie Hayday (JH)
work +44 20 7204 2851

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Jamie Hayday joined the UK P&I Club on the 26th September 2016 as an Underwriting Technician having worked in the Aviation department for one year after leaving school. Jamie is currently an Underwriting Technician supporting the Greece team.


Janice Dixon (JD)

Senior Underwriting Technician

Janice Dixon (JD)
work +44 20 7204 2584

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Janice joined Underwriting in December 2014, providing support to the Europe and Americas Team.  Prior to that Janice worked at Thomas Miller for a number of years in the European Regional Support Team where she was a Communications Assistant and then a Senior Communications Assistant for the P&I and FDD Claims teams.  


Jessie Jiang (JJ)

Administrative Assistance - Shanghai


Jim Binner (JWMB)

Senior Underwriting Director

Jim Binner (JWMB)
work +357 25 375 021
cell +357 9761 0135

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Jim joined Thomas Miller in March 1977 and was initially based in the Cockfosters office.  He then transferred to the London Office Personal Injuries Claims Syndicate in 1981.  From 1982 Jim has held various roles within the Underwriting Department,  currently having two main roles as both Policy Underwriter for the UK Defence Club and as part of the Senior Management Team.  For P&I Jim is one of the Senior Underwriting Directors and the Underwriter for our Italian and Italian based Monaco Members. Jim is also involved in South Korea and Turkey.


Karen Foster

Team Secretary

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 UK Club management team. Karen also speaks Italian.


Karen Hennessy
work +44 20 7204 2219

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Charles is assisted by Karen Hennessy.


Karolina Bieganska

Senior Claims Executive

Karolina Bieganska
work + 44 207 204 2170
cell +44 7787 697825

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Karolina joined the UK Club in January 2017. She handles P&I and FD&D claims for Syndicate EMEA 2. She is a qualified English solicitor and Merchant Navy Deck Officer of the Watch Unlimited. She served as a Deck Cadet on variety of cargo and passenger ships worldwide. She speaks fluent Polish and basic German.


Kevin Hoffland

Claims Processor

Kevin Hoffland
work +44 7204 2305

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Kieron Moore

Senior Director of Claims

Kieron Moore
work +44 020 7204 2557

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Kimberlee Baxter (KAB)

Senior Claims Executive

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.


L. Taylor Coley

Claims Executive

L. Taylor Coley
work +1 (201) 557.7330
cell +1 201 885.9132

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Taylor joined TMA in 2018 after working with various maritime firms. She is a graduate from Tulane University, and is fluent in Spanish. Taylor is a member of the Bodily Injury team and specializes in Bodily Injury claims.


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

Team Secretary

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

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Laura has been with Thomas Miller since 2012 and in her current role as a claims executive since 2014.  Laura has since worked exclusively with the German membership and handles a variety of P&I Claims.  In particular, Laura specialises in handling container claims, and has expanded her knowledge through a structured training programme particularly focusing on speciality reefer containers.


Lisa Clarke

Syndicate Manager

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

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Lisa is a qualified lawyer and the Syndicate Manager of the EMEA 2 team.


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

Claims Manager

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 Director

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 variety of vessel types. Mark joined us from a leading London Law firm where he was an Admiralty Manager, attending and investigating casualties including salvage, fires, cargo explosions, collisions etc. Mark is a Senior Claims Director in EMEA1.


Masaaki Hishiki

Claims Executive

Masaaki Hishiki
work +81 3 5442 6106
cell +81 90 4374 2215

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Masaaki Hishiki joined UK Club’s Japan Branch in October 2017, having completed 9 years in the service of the Club’s correspondents, ISS P&I Japan. Before joining ISS, he worked in South Korea for cargo export business. He speaks Japanese and Korean.


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)

Senior Underwriting Director

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

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Matthew joined Thomas Miller in 2004. He is a Senior Underwriting Director, supporting the Club's Members in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Japan.


Matthew W. J. Johnston

Claims Executive - San Francisco

Matthew W. J. Johnston
work +1 415 343 0122
cell +1 415 866 4173

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Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll
work +44 20 7204 2257

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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 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.


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.


Nigel De Silva

Chief Financial Officer

Nigel De Silva
work +44 20 7204 2265
cell +44 7774 018 183

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Nigel joined Thomas Miller in 2003 as an actuary from PwC, a big 4 professional services firm where he specialised in analytics and M&A.  He became Chief Actuary in 2008, providing actuarial services to all insurance entities managed by Thomas Miller.

With effect from 1 June 2018, Nigel was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the UK P&I Club.  He was also appointed as a Director of the Club’s parent company, UK Europe, with effect from the same date.


Oliver Goossens

Senior Claims Executive

Oliver Goossens
work +1 201 557 7407
cell +1 201 626 8520

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Oli is a qualified lawyer in England and has worked for major maritime law firms in London and Singapore specializing in shipping. Oli specializes in FD&D matters and will handle P&I and Defence 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 Club’s Underwriting Department in 2001, supporting the European and North American markets. In 2004 he transferred to underwriting the Club’s Greek Membership, and is the Senior Underwriting Director for the Greek and Monaco regions.


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 (PM)

Senior Underwriting Co-Ordinator

Peter Mint (PM)
work +44 20 7204 2262
cell +44 7469 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 (PDJ)

Underwriter

Peter Jones (PDJ)
work +44 20 7204 2506
cell +44 7917 614043

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Peter Jones is a Physics BSc (Hons) graduate from the University of Bath and a CII Chartered Insurer. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s underwriting department, Peter was handling P&I claims, having formerly worked as a Claims Adjuster in the non-marine market. He now supports the UK Club’s members in the Asia Pacific region, having previously supported members in Europe, Middle East and North and South America.


Philip Clacy

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.

With effect from 2 March 2018, Phil was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the UK P&I Club.


Philippa Langton

Senior Claims Director

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 Diaz-Oquendo

Senior Claims Executive

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

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Rafael joined the Club in August 2016. Rafael is a lawyer from Venezuela with LL.M degree in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA). He came from a law firm in Venezuela where he used to practice maritime law, and oil and gas law for 16 years in cases involving several jurisdictions in Latin America. He currently handles P&I and FD&D claims in the Americas mainly focusing in South and Central America for the Members of the UK Club.

Rafael is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish (native speaker).


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

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)

Underwriting Director

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 and is responsible for the day to day underwriting of Germany, Croatia, UK and North Africa.  She also assists on a number of European and American Cruise accounts.


Seán Geraghty

Regional 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 (SXG)

Senior Underwriting Director

Stephen Griffiths (SXG)
work +44 20 7204 2143
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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 (SJ)

Underwriting Director

Sue Jamieson (SJ)
work +44 20 7204 2062
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Sue joined the Underwriting department in 1985. She is the Underwriter primarily for Cyprus, Turkey, and Italy. She is a Member of the FMC, Blue Cards and Confirmation of Entry Sub-committees.

Her previous role was the Underwriting Operations Director.


Susan Lee

Senior 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.


Susanne Murphy

Regional Director-EMEA

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

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Susanne joined Thomas Miller in 1995 and was Syndicate Manager for the Northern European Membership before joining the Defence Management Team where she is now Deputy Club Manager / COO.  Susanne is also the P&I Regional Director for the EMEA region.


Tania Bourla (TB)

Underwriter

Tania Bourla (TB)
work +44 20 7204 2087
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Tania joined Thomas Miller in October 2014. She is an Underwriter supporting the Club's Members in Greece and the Mediterranean area. Prior to joining the Club, Tania was working for a major London marine insurance broker, dealing also with H&M and War Risk insurances, having previously worked in Piraeus for a H&M insurer. Tania has completed the Advanced Diploma in Insurance and is a Chartered Insurer with the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Victoria Brown (VB)

Senior Claims Executive

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

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Victoria is a qualified solicitor and prior to joining Thomas Miller, worked for a City law firm for 10 years, where she mainly handled personal injury litigation. Victoria has a wealth of experience in handling a wide variety of people related claims, focusing particularly on crew and passenger claims in EMEA1.


William Dunseath (WD)

Underwriter

William Dunseath (WD)
work +44 20 7204 2070
cell +44 7500 122793

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William joined Thomas Miller in 2012. He is an Underwriter on the Europe team, servicing European and American Members, having previously worked in the Asia Pacific team. Prior to joining Thomas Miller in 2012, William worked in the Lloyd's market as a Marine insurance broker.


Adam Russ

Senior Claims Director

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

Director of Claims

Aki Tsukui
work +65 6309 9685
cell +65 8908 1093

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Aki joined Thomas Miller in 2004. She has been based in Thomas Miller offices in London, New Jersey and Tokyo before moving to Singapore office in 2020. Aki is a qualified solicitor having worked in a major law firm in London and is currently based in Singapore handling all types of P&I and FDD claims. 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 from a leading firm of maritime lawyers in London.  Between 2007 and 2010 he held overall responsibility for management of UK Defence Club claims before moving to the P&I Club claims management function in 2010.   Alan sits on the Bimco Documentary Committee, and chairs the International Group Bills of Lading and Occupational Diseases subcommittees. 


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

Senior Claims Executive

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 before joining Thomas Miller in 2007 and handles both P&I and Defence claims for the Members in EMEA1. 


Amy Lovseth

Senior Claims Director

Amy Lovseth
work +852 2832 4492
cell +852 9025 1530

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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 joined LS2 from New Jersey and has recently reloacted to our Hong Kong office.


Andrew Taylor

Chief Executive 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. He was Chief Financial Officer for the Club from 2014 to 2018. In June 2018, Andrew was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the UK P&I Club.


Anna Lagos

Office Manager

Anna Lagos
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Captain Anuj Velankar

Senior Loss Prevention Advisor (Singapore)

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 7810 181480

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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
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 to Syndicates L1 & J1.


Cheryl Savage

Senior Claims Technician

Cheryl Savage
work +44 20 7204 2310
cell 07963 950197

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


Christos Mouratis

Communications Assistant

Christos Mouratis
work +30 210 4585 216

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Costas Zoidis

Senior Claims Executive

Costas Zoidis
work +30 210 458 5229
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.


Costas Panoskaltsis

Claims Executive

Costas Panoskaltsis
work +30 210 4585 235
cell +30 6949 3000 15

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Costas joined Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd. in 2015 after having completed his BA in Business Administration. Costas has completed a Certificate in Shipping at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He handles cargo claims and people related claims.


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. 


Debbie Wood

Claims Executive

Debbie Wood
work +44 20 7204 2517

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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.


Despina Odatzi

Claims Technician

Despina Odatzi
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Dolores (Dee) O'Leary

Senior Claims Director

Dolores (Dee) 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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After completing her master and Ph.D in law in Paris University (Sorbonne), Dr WU Chao joined Thomas Miller P&I Ltd (UK P&I Club) in 1994. Holding the position of Legal Director, she is responsible for the Club's 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 Pooling Agreement and the legal aspects of the Club’s reinsurance contracts.

Chao has been a member of the Senior Management Team since 2003 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 chaired the IG Pooling Agreement Subcommittee since 2009, and the Co-Assured subcommittee since 2017.

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 pollution liability law, and formerly worked for Thomas Miller (Americas), where she also became an authority on US environmental law.


Duncan Miller (DM)

Senior Business Analyst

Duncan Miller (DM)
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)
work +86 21 6321 3652
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

Senior 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. She is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers. 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
work +44 20 7204 2163
cell +44 74 683 60062

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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 previous role in Syndicate H1, she handled people related claims. She has recently moved to London and is currently a claims handler for Syndicate J1. Eleni speaks Greek and Spanish.


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 Director

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 EMEA 1. 


George Radu (GCR)

Claims Executive

George Radu (GCR)
work +1 415 343 0114
cell (415) 815-9772

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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 (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.


Gillian Parr

Claims Technician

Gillian Parr
work +44 20 7204 2407
cell 07544 811598

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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
work +44 20 7204 2092

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Hugo Wynn-Williams

Chairman

Thomas Miller
Hugo Wynn-Williams
work +44 (0)20 7204 2144
cell +44 (0) 7768 147308

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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.


Jacqueline Tan

Legal Services Manager

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

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Jacqueline is a qualified barrister and solicitor handling FDD and P&I cases for many years. She is Legal Services Manager at Thomas Miller, editor of the Club’s legal publications and also a member of Thomas Miller’s Legal and Environmental Team. Jacqueline speaks Malay, French and Hokkien.


James Zhang

James Zhang
work +86 21 6321 0090
cell +86 1380 1956 222

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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 (JP)

Senior Underwriting Director

James Petrie (JP)
work +44 20 7204 2467
cell +44 7584 115347

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James is an Underwriting Director, 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, Asian and specialist craft business. This followed two years in the London/Lloyd’s non-marine market.


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 2011 having spent 11 years working as a solicitor with a major London maritime law firm. As well as being a qualified solicitor, Jeff is a Master Mariner with 18 years seagoing experience on a wide range of ship types, predominantly oil and petrochemical tankers. He became a Senior Claims Director in January 2013 and 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.


Jennifer M. Porter

Senior Claims Director

Jennifer M. Porter
work +1 415 343 0113
cell +1 415 203 0532

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Jennifer Porter recently joined Thomas Miller Americas’ San Francisco office and is a member of our BI Team. Jennifer is originally from California and sailed competitively for Stanford University during her college years.  She then earned her law degree at University of San Francisco Law School where she was an editor for the Maritime Law Journal.  Prior to joining Thomas Miller, she was a partner at a West Coast maritime defense firm, where she specialized in longshore and crew bodily injury matters.
 


Jenny Lane

Marketing Director

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 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 is currently in EMEA 1 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 M. Moore

Senior Claims Executive

Julia M. 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.


Kelvin Lam (KL)

Senior Claims Executive

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

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After graduating in shipping technology from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kelvin worked for a firm of average adjusters and P&I correspondents before joining Thomas Miller in 2005. He holds a LLB and handles P&I and Defence claims. Kelvin speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.


Kwan Tang (KT)

Charterers Underwriting Specialist

Kwan Tang (KT)
work +44 (0) 20 7204 2426
cell +44 (0) 7584 600918

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Kwan joined the UK P&I Club in 2019 and he is the Charterers Underwriting Specialist. He is responsible for servicing and developing Charterers Liability Members together with the regional Underwriters. Prior to this role, he has worked at Dutch P&I for 10 years leading the Charterers Liability MGA facility.


Laura Starr

Senior Claims Director (Defence)

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.


Leah Wallace (LMW)

Underwriting Technician

Leah Wallace (LMW)
work +44 20 7204 2374

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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. 


Leanne O’Loughlin

Regional Director

Leanne O’Loughlin
work + 1 201 557 7344
cell +1 201 423 2243

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Leanne joined TMA in November 2019 as Regional Director having spent 10 years at another International Group P&I Club in London and New York. Leanne worked as a solicitor in Dublin, Ireland and is also legally qualified in England and New York. Leanne speaks French and conversational Spanish.


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.


Lim Ruo Lin (Singapore)

Claims Executive

Lim Ruo Lin (Singapore)
work +65 63099682
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Ruo Lin joined the Claims Department in Thomas Miller (South East Asia) on 2nd May 2018 as Claims Executive having come from Rajah & Tann where she worked in the Shipping & International Trade for 5 years.


Linda Wright (LLW)

Claims Executive

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

Syndicate Manager

Luke Lane
work +81 70 3769 1660

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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 (Hong Kong)

Claims Executive

Margaret Zhou (Hong Kong)
work +852 2832 4406
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

Secretarial Support

Marinella Makarona
work +30 210 4585 218

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Mark Mawditt

Senior Claims Technician

Mark Mawditt
work +44 20 7204 2115
cell 07956 983225

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


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. 


Miki Nakagawa (MN)

Miki Nakagawa (MN)
work +81 3 5442 6103

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


Natalie Whiffin (NW)

Underwriting Technician

Natalie Whiffin (NW)
work +44 20 7204 2598

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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.


Nick Milner

Senior Claims Executive

Nick Milner
work +44 20 7204 2128
cell +44 7880 087856

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Nick is a Senior Claims Executive in Syndicate EMEA 2, which is responsible for providing P&I and Defence claims and advisory services from London to Members based in Southern Europe, the Middle East 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.  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.


Patrick Ryan

Senior Claims Executive

Patrick Ryan
work +44 20 7204 2491
cell +44 7824 820829

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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 2004 and is the Club’s Head Underwriter for the Asia Pacific region.  Prior to this he enjoyed an extensive career as a broker where he attained senior positions within the international broking business.  Whilst mainly based in London, Paul has spent periods stationed elsewhere and is well-known in the international shipping and insurance markets.


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 has a wealth of experience in handling a wide variety of P&I and FDD claims across all sectors of the shipping industry.  Recently, Richard has had particular focus on ICA claims, Charterers’ cover, advising on cover for various types of contracts including COUs, and IMO 2020 in EMEA1.


Samantha Manias

Executive Secretary

Samantha Manias
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Sarah Valentine

Senior Claims Executive

Sarah Valentine
work +44 (0) 20 7204 2926
cell +44 (0) 7785 305399

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Sarah is a qualified lawyer in England and worked for a major maritime law firm in London specialising in shipping and international trade. Sarah will handle P&I and Defence claims.


Sean Song

Claims and Loss Prevention Executive (Hong Kong)

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.


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.


Thomas Whadcock (TW)

Deputy Underwriter

Thomas Whadcock (TW)
work +44 20 7204 2279
cell +44 7919 395 692

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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.


Thomas Rittweger

Senior Claims Director

Thomas Rittweger
work +1 201 557 7432
cell +1 551 208 2656

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Tom joined TMA in September 2019 after 28 years with leading US law firms specializing in maritime matters. He is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and holds a US Coast Guard license as a Third Engineer. Tom built, tested, and sailed aboard US Navy Submarines as a maritime and nuclear engineer. Tom handles P&I and Defence claims.  


Tia Thomas

PA

Tia Thomas
work +30 210 4585 233

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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 and has a wide experience in handling both P&I and FDD claims, for owners and charterers in the tanker, bulker and container markets. Recently Ursula has gained particular expertise in various types container claims and incidents in EMEA1.


Wai Pong Lee

Regional Advisor

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

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Wai Pong Lee 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.


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.


Emergency Contacts


If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder


This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.

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