Hargreaves to Retire from Tokio Marine Kiln

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announced the retirement of Robin Hargreaves who will leave TMK at the end of the year after spending his entire career with the company.

Hargreaves joined in 1980 and upon completing his graduate training began writing property full time in 1983. He became head of Kiln’s embryonic property book just one year later, a position he held for 30 years, standing down in 2013. During that time he developed the value of the book from £2 million to more than £400 million.

Since then Hargreaves has been chairman of the TMK underwriting board, concentrating on developing the book and delegated authority relationships he built up during his underwriting career. These now account for more than 40 percent of TMK’s overall premium.

“One of the remarkable aspects of a man who has spent 36 years with the same company, is how restless he has been in pursuit of new adventures,” said Charles Franks, group chief executive officer.

“This has been to our good fortune as Robin has been tireless in seeking out new business. Whilst he continued to be a formidable underwriter at the [Lloyd’s] box, he also travelled widely, finding new opportunities for the company, particularly with delegated authorities,” Franks continued.

“The Board and staff and the whole TMK Group are immensely grateful to Robin for his remarkable career with us and wish him a wealth of new adventures in his retirement.”

Source: Tokio Marine Kiln