10 June 2019News

Tokio Marine HCC appoints marine underwriter

Specialty insurer Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC), member of the Tokio Marine Group, has appointed Paul Knighton to its marine liability division as marine liability and logistics underwriter.

In this role, Knighton will focus on developing the logistics and freight forwarders book of business. He will report to Darren Carr, head of marine liability.

Knighton has 18 years of experience in the London Market in a number of broker and underwriter roles across the logistics, cargo and ports & terminals classes.

He most recently served as head of marine cargo and property at Skuld. Prior to this, he held senior roles at TT Club and Lockton.

“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,” said Carr.

Simon Button, chief underwriting officer, London Market division of TMHCC, added: “Paul’s hire is testimony to our growth strategy while also highlighting Tokio Marine HCC’s investment in the marine liability space.”