MacDonald to Head Miller’s New Combined P&C Team

February 27, 2014

UK specialist insurance and reinsurance broker Miller Insurance Services LLP announced that it is combining its property and casualty specialists into one business area headed by Ken MacDonald.

Miller said the new structure would enhance the service it “provides to its corporate, intermediary and captive clients, offering them seamless access to UK and international insurance markets.”

“As part of these developments, Charles Lane has been appointed as Head of International Casualty and will lead a team which includes five other new joiners. They will work closely with Miller’s existing property and casualty specialists to expand Miller’s capabilities internationally.”

Chief Executive Graham Clarke explained that “facilitating close working relationships between our property and casualty specialists will help us to build on our reputation for being responsive to client needs and providing market leading advice.”

MacDonald said: “These enhancements will further improve the service we provide to our clients based in the UK and internationally and is in line with our development plans.”

Miller’s announcement listed the background and qualifications of the newly forms P&C team as follows:

Charles Lane has joined Miller as Head of International Casualty. He will be responsible for managing and developing Miller’s book of international casualty clients, working closely with the North American Casualty team led by Jonathan Coombes. He has 30 years’ experience in casualty insurance production and broking for clients based in a range of international locations including; Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe and South America.

Lane began his career at Sedgwick in 1984 before leaving to set up the Property and Casualty Wholesale division at Glenrand (latterly Glencairn) in 2000 where he was a Board Director. Before joining Miller he was Head of Casualty at Faber Global, a trading division of Willis Limited.

James Stringer has 24 years’ experience of broking casualty insurance for clients based in the UK and internationally on a wholesale, retail and facultative basis. He will be working to grow Miller’s book of international casualty clients.

Fiona Woodcock is a specialist broker of casualty insurance for clients operating in a range of sectors including mining, construction, freight & logistics, food & drink, leisure & entertainment and security & hospitality. She began her career in 2008 and has experience of working with organizations in several international locations, particularly Australia and South Africa. She will be working to develop Miller’s book of international casualty clients.

Tim Sloan has joined Miller as Head of Property and Casualty Claims. He has more than 15 years of claims handling experience for clients based in the UK internationally and will lead Miller’s claims handling across its book of property and casualty clients.

Kevin Grimes has 40 years of experience in operations roles including Head of Client Service across all classes at Sedgwick. At Miller he will provide operational support to the international casualty team.

Clare Sorboen has 25 years of insurance industry experience. She specializes in producing casualty policy wordings for international clients, primarily based in Australia and South Africa. At Miller, Claire will support the international casualty broking team, preparing wordings, placing slips/endorsements and market reform contracts.

Source: Miller Insurance Services LLP

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