Marine

Guy Pierpoint

Chief Executive Officer

Guy Pierpoint
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Guy began his insurance career in 1985 working for a major Lloyd’s marine Syndicate. Joined the West of England P&I Club in 1989 to underwrite US based fixed premium programme, which in 1991 became Osprey Underwriting Agency. Osprey was the first dedicated fixed premium P&I independent Managing Underwriting Agency (MUA), of which I became Underwriting Director and CEO. 

In November 2015 Osprey became part of Thomas Miller Limited, that in 2017 became Thomas Miller Specialty.


Stephen Smith

Underwriter

Stephen Smith
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Stephen joined TMS in 2016. Stephen is an underwriter responsible for the Hull & Machinery account worldwide and P&I in the Far East and Australasia.

Background:  

Over 30 years experience in Marine insurance which includes underwriting H&M for an agency and P&I at a mutual Club. Prior to joining TMS Stephen spent 12 years at a Lloyd’s Broker placing H&M and P&I accounts into Insurers and Clubs worldwide.


Matthew Hunt

Underwriter

Matthew Hunt
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Matthew transferred from Navigators to Thomas Miller Specialty in February 2018, following the sale of their P&I business.  He started his carreer in the P&I industry in 1998 at the UK P&I Club, going  on to gain Underwriting expeince in the fixed premium market at British Marine, Lodestar Marine and also the Shipowners P&I Club.  Matthew’s main Underwriting areas are Greece, South  / Central America and South Africa / Namiba.  Matthew is also reasponsible for the “break-up” / single voyage cover facility.


Shiladitya Bose

Underwriter

Shiladitya Bose
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Shiladitya joined Thomas Miller Specialty in February 2018, following the transfer and acquisition of Navigators P&I book of business.

 Shiladitya has been involved in P&I since 1998, having worked for correspondents in India for IG P&I Clubs and thereafter for an IG Club in London before moving to fixed P&I market in 2009. Shiladitya started his career in P&I as a claims handler and has worked closely with law firms in maritime arbitration matters in India and has contributed to articles in leading publications on various claims related issues.

Shiladitya moved to underwriting in 2012 and has helped some of the leading fixed premium P&I facilities in developing business in the Indian sub-continent, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Background:

Crowe Boda, Kolkata – Claims Handler

Steamship Mutual – Claims Handler

British Marine (QBE) – Claims Handler

Lodestar Marine (RSA) – Underwriter

Navigators Insurance Company – Underwriter

Professional Qualification: B.Com (Commerce and Economics)

Special Experience:

Member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Vast experience in claims matters.


Marie Caine

Assistant Underwriter

Marie Caine
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Career Summary:

Marie-Danielle joined Thomas Miller Specialty in 2016 having previously worked at the Charterers P&I Club. Marie-Danielle assists across all lines of marine business working internationally.

Background:

Michael Else & Co – Charterer’s P&I Club and Transmarine – Underwriting Assistant

Graduate of the University of Birmingham with a BA Honours in Political Economy

Skills and Experience:

A member of the Charterer Insurance Institute and CII qualified

French speaker

Qualified Project Management Practitioner

Member of the Thomas Miller Netball and Touch Rugby team


Petra Schulze

Assistant Underwriter

Petra Schulze
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I joined TMS on 08/02/2018 (under TUPE).  Previously I worked at Navigators where I joined in 2012 as an Underwriting Assistant in P&I Team. Whilst working at Navigators I progressed from an Underwriting Assistant to an Assistant Underwriter.  

Background

Velos Insurance Services Ltd, Hull Insurance;

Rentguard Insurance, Property Insurance;

Completed Dip CII. 


Offshore Marine

Bernt Hellman

Managing Director

Bernt Hellman
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In addition to being the Managing Director for TMSO Bernt is also responsible for all day to day underwriting operations of TMS.

Background:

Coming from an insurance management and underwriting background in Finland Bernt joined Subsea 7 as their Global Risk Manager in 2003, based in Aberdeen.

Joined Assuranceforeningen Skuld (P&I) in 2008 for their new Offshore and became the Active Underwriter of the Skuld 1897 Lloyds Syndicate in 2010.

Joined TMS in 2016 to start the TMSO operation.


Elizabeth Wright

Underwriter

Elizabeth Wright
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Started her career in 2009 at Starstone in the Upstream Energy team.

Joined the TMSO operation in 2016.


Shrina Patel

Underwriting Assistant (Business)

Shrina Patel
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Career Summary:

Started her career in the insurance industry in  2016

Joined the TMSO operation in 2017


Offshore Energy

James Scott

Director of Energy

James Scott
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James is responsible for all underwriting processes and protocols applicable to the TMSO Energy book, as well as being an active upstream energy underwriter for TMSO.

Background:

Began his insurance career as a broker in 1998.

Started his upstream underwriting career with AIG/Chartis in 2004 and then joined the Skuld Syndicate at Lloyd’s

Joined the TMSO operation in 2016.


Jason Wheeler

Director of Energy

Jason Wheeler
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Jason joined TMSO in November 2016. His underwriting role spans the whole of the TMSO portfolio with a particular emphasis on upstream energy.

Background

  • Started his underwriting career in 1986, writing marine and offshore energy

  • Joined a major broker in 1995
  • Spent 6 years in Paris and 2 years in Lagos, Nigeria

  • Returned to underwriting in 2016

Returned to underwriting in 2016


Parisha Bansil

Senior Energy Underwriter

Parisha Bansil
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Parisha focuses on underwriting upstream energy business for the TMSO portfolio with particular specialism on the Scandinavian and Far East Markets. She is also leading the Target Operating Model (TOM) project for TMS.

Background:

Started her career in 2005 at AIG/Chartis.

Joined the Skuld P&I Club in 2011 and subsequently transferred to the Skuld Syndicate at Lloyd’s.

Joined the TMSO operation in 2016.


Offshore & Marine Equipment

Kevin Campbell

Technical Manager / Offshore & Marine Equipment Underwriter

Kevin Campbell
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Kevin operates from TMSO’s office in Aberdeen, providing technical support to the TMSO underwriters as well as having day to day responsibility for the TMSO MOE book.

Background:

Over 14 years’ experience in the upstream energy industry prior to moving into marine insurance in 2011.

Held a number of roles and functions including manufacturing, HS&E, business acquisition, project management and risk and reliability management. 

His experience covers project and marine activities particularly in the identification of risk utilising HAZID, HAZOP, FMECA and risk assessment (HIRA) tools.

Joined the TMSO operation in 2016.


Marine & Energy Liability

Vera Schneider

Senior Underwriter

Vera Schneider
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General Aviation

Nicholas Vine

Underwriting Director (Guernsey)

Nicholas Vine
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Career Summary:

·  Leslie & Godwin Insurance Brokers – Reinsurance Claims

·  B F Caudle Underwriting Agencies – Assistant Underwriter

·  Underwriter – Transglobe Insurance Limited

·  Chief Underwriter - Ortac Underwriting Agency  

·  Head of General Aviation - Catlin Underwriting Agency Limited

Background:

Other than a short period of time as a broker, I have spent the majority of my career underwriting a wide variety of aircraft from ‘Flag carrying’ Airlines to Aircraft manufacturers to the worldwide operation of General Aviation aircraft which is what I specialise in now.

Skills and Experience:

Nicholas is a Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management and holds the Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma.

·  Nicholas has sat on the General Aviation Study Group for the International Union of Aviation Insurers.

·  Underwriting Director – Thomas Miller Specialty Aviation


Bruce Dovey

Senior Underwriter (Guernsey)

Bruce Dovey
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Career Summary:

Senior Underwriter and Head of Wholesale General Aviation at Catlin

Senior Underwriter / Underwriting Manager - Ortac Underwriting Agency Ltd

Senior Underwriter – Le Marchant Underwriting Management Ltd

Deputy Aviation Underwriter – Polygon Underwriting Management Ltd

Premium/Claims Technician to Assistant Aviation Underwriter – Transglobe Underwriting Management Ltd

Skills and Experience:

Over 30 years in aviation insurance industry, 22 years with full underwriting authority and over 10 years as Senior Lead Underwriter at a Lloyd’s Syndicate.

Voted top Aerospace London Lead Underwriter in 2015 by the Gracechurch Underwriter Survey


Simon Ingrouille

Underwriter (Guernsey)

Simon Ingrouille
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Career Summary:

Simon joined Thomas Miller Specialty in July, 2017 having previously worked at XL Catlin.  He is based in the Guernsey office and is a General Aviation Underwriter writing business from all over the world (excluding U.S). 

Background:

Transglobe Underwriting Management / Polygon Insurance Company – Claims Assistant.

Heritage Insurance Brokers Ltd – General Aviation Broker.

XL Catlin – Class Underwriter General Aviation

Skills and Experience:

Simon is a member of the Insurance Institute and holds the DIP CII.


Jenny Wilkins

Underwriting Assistant (Operations)(London)

Jenny Wilkins
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Petra Schulze

Assistant Underwriter

Petra Schulze
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cell +44 (0)7717 291111

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I joined TMS on 08/02/2018 (under TUPE).  Previously I worked at Navigators where I joined in 2012 as an Underwriting Assistant in P&I Team. Whilst working at Navigators I progressed from an Underwriting Assistant to an Assistant Underwriter.  

Background

Velos Insurance Services Ltd, Hull Insurance;

Rentguard Insurance, Property Insurance;

Completed Dip CII. 


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