Tony Payne, ITIM’s managing director, is retiring at the end of March 2006. Tony started life as a ship agent in both Singapore and Jeddah, which uniquely qualified him to manage a Club whose membership includes most of the world’s leading ship agents.
Tony’s involvement with insurance started in the mid 1970s, when he took over the management of Miller Limited E.P.E., who were the Lloyd’s Agents and General Correspondents for the UK P&I Club in Greece.
In 1985 Tony was asked by Thomas Miller, the managers of the UK P&I Club, to return to London to help manage the newly formed TIM (one of the predecessors to ITIC). In 1992 Tony played a major part in the merger of TIM and CISBA to form ITIC. In 1992 ITIC had 720 Members, and Tony was instrumental (with the rest of the ITIM team) in growing the Club to its current strength of 1700 Members in more than 100 countries.
For several years Tony was the account executive for Members in the Middle East, USA and Canada. He has maintained a keen interest in these areas and has regularly travelled there. One of the many highlights of recent years have been ITIC’s two Member Forums in 2000 and 2004. Tony welcomed Members from all over the world to these large scale events. We wish Tony a long and happy retirement.