The management team of Munich Re Syndicate Limited oversees activities of Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s and is driven to set industry standards in service and performance. It also supports operation and management of the service companies of Munich Re Specialty Group Limited.
Thomas Artmann graduated as a lawyer from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany, and he has 28 years of experience in insurance. He began his career in 1991 as a facultative marine underwriter with global responsibility, later specialising in the reinsurance of P & I business. In 1996, he assumed responsibility for managing the facultative marine underwriting department, the P&I treaty business and the marine claims unit. Thomas joined the Executive Management of Munich Re in 2001. Thereon, he served as Underwriting Manager for the global marine business as well as underwriting executive for Lloyd’s marine. Since 2004, he has been a member of the board of Munich Re Syndicate Limited as a non-executive director. In 2014, Thomas became the Chief Operating Officer of Global Marine Partnership and in July 2015 was appointed Managing Director of Munich Re Syndicate Limited.
Charles Burgess joined Munich Re Specialty Group in October 2016 as the Managing Director for the International Distribution Companies. He is a board member of Munich Re Specialty Group and a number of the IDCs. After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant with Baker Tilly, Charles entered the insurance sector with Benfield Advisory in 2002. He moved to Asia in 2009 and founded DirectAsia, one of the first online insurers in the region, before returning to Europe in 2013 as Global Head of Customer Distribution & Marketing for Zurich’s direct general insurers.
Tim Coskun is a chartered accountant, having qualified in 1991 with Neville Russell. After working for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, he joined the Regulatory Division of the Corporation of Lloyd’s in 1993, where he worked in a number of different roles. Tim joined Munich Re Syndicate Limited in January 2001 as Compliance Officer and Company Secretary and was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2001. He has been a member of the General Insurance Standards Council Disciplinary and Enforcement Panels and is currently a member of the Lloyd’s Enforcement Panel.
Natasha Jodrell joined the Munich Re Syndicate in 1993 and started her underwriting career on the Energy Account. Natasha was seconded to Singapore and Hong Kong in 2000 to write the Energy Account. On her return to London she became the Syndicate Development Manager before being promoted to Head of Exposure Management in 2015. Natasha is responsible for the Catastrophe Modelling Team and the Outwards Reinsurance Team, she places the Outwards Reinsurance Programme for the entire Syndicate and manages the quarterly reserving process. Natasha was one of the finalists for London Market Professional of the Year at Women in Insurance award in 2019. Today, she is Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.
Dominick Hoare started working in the Lloyd’s market in 1985 as a graduate trainee with the Willis Group. He joined Munich Re Syndicate Limited in 1994 as an Energy Underwriter, and he was appointed as a director of Munich Re Syndicate Limited in 1997. Today, he is both the Group Chief Underwriting Officer and the Active Underwriter for Munich Re Syndicate Limited. Dominick is a past Chairman of both the Joint Rig Committee and the Energy Committee of the International Union of Marine Insurers. He has also served on the Board of the Lloyd's Market Association and the Executive Committee of the International Union of Marine Insurers. He is currently an elected member of the Council of Lloyd’s.
Alison Maxwell has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 25 years and has been with the Syndicate since 1986. Prior to joining the Syndicate, she worked as a claims broker for two Lloyd’s brokers. Alison is a member of the Joint Marine Claims Committee, Claims Focus Group (CFG) and is a member of the organising committee for the Lillehammer Energy Claims Conference.
Christopher Simson joined the Munich Re Group in 2003. He began his career in insurance after university, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Business. Since then, Christopher has held various Human Resources Leadership positions for the Munich Re Group in America and Germany. Christopher joined Munich Re Syndicate Limited in July 2015 as Group Head of Human Resources.