Thomas Miller Sydney – Meet the Team
Thomas Miller Sydney was Thomas Miller’s first office outside London and was opened in 1976. It provides commercial correspondency services for the UK P&I Club in Australia and manages TT Club’s business for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The Sydney office has been involved with ITIC since 1995 during which time it has assisted in claims on behalf of ship agents, marine surveyors, ship brokers and naval architects. The Sydney office is active in supporting ITIC business in Australia through industry bodies, in particular SAL (Shipping Australia).
Christopher Dent – Underwriting
Chris joined the Thomas Miller London office in 1996 initially working for the UK P&I Club personal injury claims syndicate before moving across to the TT Club in 2001. He is now based in the Sydney office, dealing predominately with underwriting issues for the TT Club and ITIC in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Chris has a BSc in Maritime Business and Law as well as several years’ experience working at sea on deep sea commercial fishing vessels.
Claire Gorman – Underwriting
Claire is an Underwriter predominately underwriting risks in the Asia Pacific region. Claire joined TT Club in February 2008 and is a Senior Associate CIP of ANZIIF.
Laurel Hertel – Claims
Lauren is a qualified solicitor and worked in private practice as a marine and general insurance lawyer before joining Thomas Miller’s Sydney office in 2016. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Lauren worked in the property and liability claims department for an Australian insurance company.
Marcus John – Managing Director
Marcus qualified as a solicitor in the UK and practised as a marine lawyer in London, and in Sydney. He joined Thomas Miller’s Sydney office in 1995 working for the UK P&I Club, TT Club and ITIC. He was made a Director of Thomas Miller in 1998 and manages the Sydney office, responsible for Thomas Miller’s Australasian business.
Rhys Richards – Underwriting
Rhys trained as a P&I Underwriter in London from 2011, moving to Sydney in 2014 to continue his Underwriting career. In July 2016 Rhys joined the Underwriting team in TT Club’s Sydney office.