Meet the team

Alberto Comitardi - Account Executive - Alberto is the account executive responsible for Italy and handles claims worldwide. Alberto qualified as a lawyer in Italy in 2008 and his day-to-day activities involve advising on liability claims from shipbrokers and ship managers. Alberto speaks fluent Italian.

Alistair Mactavish - Chief Operating Officer - Alistair is currently the account executive for South East Asia, East and West Coast of USA, in addition to the North West of England. As COO, Alistair is responsible for new ITIC initiatives and project managed the implementation of a Document Management System which allowed ITIC to become a ‘paperless’ office.

Andrew Jamieson - Claims Director - Andrew has been with the Club since its foundation in 1992. Previously Andrew had been employed by one of ITIC’s predecessors, CISBACLUB. Andrew has handled claims against shipbrokers, ship agents and ship managers for over 21 years. He is also the author of “Shipbrokers and the Law” LLP (1999) and frequently gives lectures at events organised by industry bodies.

Charlotte Kirk - Sales and Marketing Director - Charlotte joined in 1992 having previously worked at CISBACLUB, one of ITIC’s predecessors. Charlotte is ITIC’s Sales and Marketing Director and is the account executive responsible for ITIC’s members in Scandinavia, Cyprus, Israel and the UK (West Country). Charlotte is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Duncan Mann - Senior Account Executive - Duncan is responsible for claims and underwriting issues for members in India, the Middle East and the North East of England. He joined ITIC in January 2007 as a Senior account executive.

Emma Leworthy - Sales and Marketing Assistant - Emma manages all publications, communications, marketing and advertising activity, working closely with the Sales and Marketing Director. She has been in this role since 2010.

Fiona Maltby-Stone - Claims Executive - Fiona joined in 2008 from a small broking house specialising in the reinsurance of P&I risks. Fiona specialises in debt collection claims and deals with members from all over the world.

Ilka Frischen - Account Executive - Ilka Frischen works as an account executive for ITIC focussing on the German market. Ilka is a lawyer and underwriter and has worked in Sydney for some of ITIC’s members in their claims departments and practiced as a solicitor in a maritime law firm in Sydney. Ilka speaks German, as her native language, English and Spanish.

Julia Mavropoulos - Claims Consultant - Julia joined Thomas Miller in 1985 and was claims director from 1993 until she retired in 2005. Julia now works two days a week.

Karen Mitchell - Claims Technician - Karen transferred from the TT Club in 2008. Karen is a claims handler for Indian and South American members.

Kevin Sandom - Broker Development Manager - Kevin is the account executive responsible for Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, Turkey and South America. He has an understanding of Spanish. In his role as Broker Development Manager, Kevin is responsible for ensuring that the account executives are regularly engaging with insurance brokers and to act on any feedback.

Mark Brattman - Legal Advisor - Mark is a solicitor and has been at ITIC for seven years. Mark is experienced in resolving disputes worldwide by negotiation, arbitration, litigation and mediation. He has written articles on legal issues for transport and insurance related publications.

Matthew Offers - Account Executive - Matthew is responsible for underwriting and claims for Germany, Africa, Portugal and Gibraltar. He joined in 2010, from a UK national insurance broker, having previously worked for an International Group P&I Club as a claims handler and underwriter.

Melanie Thomas - Account Executive - Melanie joined in 2011 after working as a Senior PI Broker for four years for a national insurance broker in the North West UK. Melanie is responsible for underwriting and claims handling in France and speaks fluent French. She also oversees aviation members and business.

Robert Hodge - Account Executive - Robert previously worked for ITIC’s sister Club, TT Club, before joining in October 2010. He is responsible for Greece, Malta, parts of Scandinavia and the South Coast of the UK. He is also responsible for the offshore and hydrographic sector.

Robert Sniffen - Senior Account Executive - Robert has been at ITIC for over 10 years and is the account executive for Canada, US Gulf, Central America, Caribbean, Ireland, South East of the UK and Australasia. Furthermore, he is responsible for naval architecture members and has contributed to a number of publications.

Roger Lewis - Underwriting Director - Roger joined in 1993 and is account executive for ITIC’s members in Switzerland, China and Taiwan. As Underwriting Director he leads a team of ten staff responsible for the underwriting, and renewing, of ITIC’s membership. Roger has also overseen ITIC’s development in Germany, for nearly 20 years, and leads the team of four that take care of ITIC’s second largest geographical market.

Stuart Munro - Club Manager - In 1990 Stuart joined the managers of TIM, one of ITIC’s predecessors, and is currently the Club Manager and is therefore responsible for the running of ITIC to the Board of Directors and the membership as a whole. Stuart was part of the BIMCO Shipman revision committee which finalised the latest BIMCO Shipman 2009 contract. Apart from Club Management responsibilities, Stuart is also the area executive for Hong Kong, Japan and Monaco.

Tim Evans - ITIC Finance Director - Tim qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has spent much of his career within the corporate side of Thomas Miller as Group Financial Controller. In 2009, he became Finance Director of ITIM, the managers of ITIC. He is responsible for Club Accounting, including Solvency II and regulatory matters.

Tom Irving - Account Executive - Tom is responsible for underwriting and claims in Spain and New Zealand and claims for Australasian members. He joined as an account executive in 2011 having spent three years in the Thomas Miller Sydney office. Tom speaks Spanish and Japanese and was admitted as a solicitor in New Zealand and Australia.

Members of the team speak French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese.

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