Global insurance provider Thomas Miller has appointed Leo Kirchner to succeed Mike Jarrett as President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller Americas.
Kirchner has spent 25 years with the firm and most recently served as regional director for the Americas at transport and logistics industry insurer TT Club.
Jarrett exits in February 2020 after 40 years at the company.
In his new role, Kirchner will direct and manage the full range of operations for Thomas Miller Americas. He will retain his role leading the TT Club’s Americas operations.
To support Leo in his broader role, TT Club senior underwriter Graeme Sassarini will be promoted to Regional Underwriting Manager for TT Club from 1 January 2020.
Sassarini joined TT Club in 1998 and has been in the New Jersey Office since 2003. Leanne O’Loughlin will take over Mike’s Regional Director role for the UK P&I Club.
“Leo has a lengthy and impressive track record within Thomas Miller. His dedication, experience and in-depth industry knowledge make him best placed to lead Thomas Miller Americas,” said Jarrett.
“I wish him the best of luck as my successor and I look forward to working with him on this transition.”
Commenting on his promotion, Kirchner said, “It is an honour to succeed Mike Jarrett as CEO of Thomas Miller Americas.”
“In his 40 years, he has continued to work hard to make Thomas Miller into the industry-leading firm it is today, and I will continue his legacy and the work he has done.
“I am confident that I can maintain and build on the success of the business with members, stakeholders and others in the industry.”