The TT Club, the leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, has appointed Robert Kempkens as claims director. Based in London, he will be responsible for overseeing global claims handling for the TT Club.
Robert joined the TT Club in 2006, becoming Regional Claims Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2010. He has studied law at the University of Hamburg and holds an LL.M. in European and Public International law from Edinburgh University. After his traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg he worked as a Rechtsanwalt in the shipping/transport departments of first Wessing Behrenberg-Gossler (now Taylor Wessing) and then Ince & Co in Hamburg. He holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.
Robert replaces Phil Nichols who has retired after having served as claims director at the TT Club for 6 years. In his time at the TT Club Phil was involved in the development and implementation of a new claims and fee payments system and introducing audits for zero and low value claims.
Phil joined the Thomas Miller Group in 1968 and has worked across both the TT Club and the UK P&I Club for a total of 46 years.
Charles Fenton, CEO of the TT Club, said: “The role of Claims Director is at the heart of the Club, since it is the claims function that ensures Members’ claims are paid and that assists in helping resolve Members’ trading problems. Robert’s deep expertise in the management of claims and understanding of their implications for transport operators’ will ensure that he leads this key area for the Club extremely well, and I am confident that Robert will be a driving force for the Club, ”
The TT Club
The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. As a mutual insurer, the TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.
Customers include some of the world’s largest shipping lines, busiest ports, biggest freight forwarders and cargo handling terminals, to companies operating on a smaller scale but whose operations face similar risks. TT Club specialises in the insurance of Intermodal Operators, NVOCs, Freight Forwarders, Logistics Operators, Marine Terminals, Stevedores, Port Authorities and Ship Operators.
About Thomas Miller
Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.
Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self-employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.
Principal activities include:
- Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals
- Investment management for institutions and private clients
- Professional services
- Building defects insurance