Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced 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, having joined the firm in 2012.
In his new role, he will lead a newly created claims executive team comprising Laura Hollingsworth, who has been promoted to Head of Claims Operations, and Lee Bennett, who will become head of a newly formed delegated claims team.
Also in the team is Patrick Cannon, who has been promoted to Head of Enterprise Risk and Casualty Claims, and Victoria Joslin, now Head of Property, Marine and Aviation Claims.
Ryan has more than 30 years’ experience in the London market, including 10 years at Beazley as property claims manager.
He is a specialist in managing large and complex losses and led independent research consultancy Gracechurch for a time.
Sinfield, who is retiring after more than three decades in the industry, joined TMK as Group Head of Claims in 2015.
“We are excited to welcome Tobin to his new role and look forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership,” said TMK’s Deputy CEO Nick Hutton-Penman.
“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 also commented: “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.”