Tokio Marine Kiln today announces the appointment of Rob Partridge to its marine division as cargo underwriter, effective immediately.
Partridge brings more than 11 years of cargo underwriting experience to TMK and, reporting to Richard Hooks, departmental head of marine & energy, he will be responsible for the oversight and growth of TMK’s cargo portfolio in London. Partridge joins from Munich Re where he held several positions, most recently senior cargo underwriter.
His appointment follows that of Timothy Wills as marine underwriter to TMK’s Lloyd’s Asia syndicate in Singapore last year; both signalling TMK’s appetite and ambition to grow its global marine footprint.
Hooks said: “For some time, TMK has intended to broaden its marine proposition and, with the portfolio now at a sufficiently mature stage, Rob’s joining will be enormously helpful in achieving that ambition, bringing extensive experience across the spectrum of cargo risks. He will work in close collaboration with Tim in Singapore, and we are extremely pleased to have secured someone of his stature for this important role. I look forward to working with him in the coming months to bring a truly global offering to the market.”