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. It has been involved with ITIC since 1995 during which time it has assisted in claims on behalf of ship agents, marine surveyors, shipbrokers and naval architects. It is active in supporting ITIC business in Australia through industry bodies, in particular SAL (Shipping Australia).
Marcus John - Claims
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.
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.
Anouk Sireude - Claims
Anouk is legally qualified in France, having obtained her LLB and LLM from Toulouse University. She immigrated to Australia in 2002 where she completed further legal studies (LLB and College of Law). She started her career in the transport industry working in customer service for an international freight forwarder, before moving to Maersk Line Sydney in 2006 where she worked for 2 years as a claims handler. Anouk joined Thomas Miller in November 2007.
She is a senior claims executive and responsible for handling claims on behalf of a wide range of members for TT Club and ITIC within Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines and Pakistan. Her qualifications in both Common law and Civil law have been a significant advantage when handling claims in such diverse jurisdictions. Over the last few years Anouk has been closely involved with various organisations to train and improve freight forwarders' understanding of insurance, liability and risk management issues.
Iain Sharples - Underwriting
Iain joined the London office of Thomas Miller in 1995 working as a UK P&I Club claims executive. He transferred to the Sydney office in 1998 is now the Senior Underwriter for the Australasian region in respect of TT Club. Iain is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London and a Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).