Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) today announces the appointment of Tobin Ryan as head of claims, following the retirement of Nick Sinfield. Ryan was previously head of property and special lines claims at TMK.
Ryan will lead a newly created claims executive team comprising:
• Laura Hollingsworth – promoted to head of claims operations
• Lee Bennett – promoted to head of a newly formed delegated claims team
• Patrick Cannon – promoted to head of enterprise risk and casualty claims
• Victoria Joslin – promoted to head of property, marine and aviation claims
Ryan has more than 30 years’ experience in the London market. He joined TMK in 2012 following a decade at Beazley as property claims manager. He is a specialist in managing large and complex losses and played a pivotal role in enabling TMK to achieve the market leader status for claims service awarded by leading independent research consultancy Gracechurch.
Nick Sinfield is retiring after more than three decades in the industry. Sinfield joined TMK as group head of claims in 2015 and has since bolstered the team to become a leading international operation.
Nick Hutton-Penman, deputy CEO, said: “We are excited to welcome Tobin to his new role and look forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership. Nick retires from TMK leaving the claims team in an exceptionally strong position and with significant depth of talent in the management team who I am confident will take the claims department forward. I would like to thank Nick for his outstanding contribution to TMK and wish him a very long and happy retirement.”
Ryan said: “I am honoured to be head of claims for TMK, which underscores our philosophy of developing talent and promoting from within. TMK is entering very exciting times and I am delighted to be part of a company with such a strong business strategy and vision for the future. Our claims team is number one in the market in the Gracechurch survey following independent research of the broking community, and we remain committed to providing an outstanding claims service and building strong and enduring relationships with our brokers and clients.”