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Tobin Ryan appointed head of claims at Tokio Marine Kiln

July 17, 2020

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) part of the insurance group Tokio Marine has named Tobin Ryan as head of claims, following the retirement of Nick Sinfield.

In his new role, he will lead a newly created claims executive team including Laura Hollingsworth who has been promoted to head of claims operations, Lee Bennett who will become head of a newly formed delegated claims team.

Additionally, Patrick Cannon has been promoted to head of enterprise risk and casualty claims and Victoria Joslin promoted to head of property, marine and aviation claims

Ryan was previously head of Property and Special Lines Claims at TMK, having joined the firm in 2012. He has more than three decades of experience in the London market. Prior to TMK he spent 10 years at Beazley where he served as a property claims manager.

He specialises in managing large and complex losses and successfully led independent research consultancy Gracechurch for a period of time.

Sinfield is retiring after more than 30 years in the industry. Sinfield joined TMK as group head of claims in 2015.

Nick Hutton-Penman, deputy CEO, said: “We are excited to welcome Tobin to his new role and look forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership. Nick retires from TMK leaving the claims team in an exceptionally strong position and with significant depth of talent in the management team who I am confident will take the claims department forward. I would like to thank Nick for his outstanding contribution to TMK and wish him a very long and happy retirement.”

Ryan commented: “I am honoured to be head of claims for TMK, which underscores our philosophy of developing talent and promoting from within. TMK is entering very exciting times and I am delighted to be part of a company with such a strong business strategy and vision for the future. Our claims team is number one in the market in the Gracechurch survey following independent research of the broking community, and we remain committed to providing an outstanding claims service and building strong and enduring relationships with our brokers and clients.”