Paul Knighton joins specialty insurer Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC) as a marine liability and logistics underwriter within its Marine Liability Division. Knighton will report to Darren Carr, head of marine liability, TMHCC International Group.
In his new role, he will focus on developing the logistics and freight forwarders book of business.
Knighton joins TMHCC with 18 years’ experience working in the London Market, both in broker and underwriter roles across the logistics, cargo and ports & terminals classes. He most recently held the position of was head of marine cargo & property at Skuld and prior to that, he held senior roles at TT Club and Lockton.
Carr shared: “We are delighted with Paul’s appointment and believe his strong, technical knowledge and experience complements the team well. The market remains challenging for all Marine & Transportation classes, but with a strategic approach and an emphasis on relationships, technology and adding value, we are successfully navigating the current market challenges.”
Simon Button, chief underwriting officer, London Market division of TMHCC – international group, added: “Paul’s hire is testimony to our growth strategy while also highlighting Tokio Marine HCC’s investment in the Marine Liability space.”