Tuesday 19 July 2022 - Company news

Contingency Senior Appointments

Tokio Marine HCC Seeks to Cement Market-leading Contingency Position with Senior Appointments

London, July 19, 2022


Tokio Marine HCC - Specialty Group, a member of the Tokio Marine HCC groups of companies, has announced a series of hires and promotions as it seeks to cement its position as the market leader in the Contingency sector.


In London, Martha Crowhurst has been promoted to Senior Contingency Underwriter and will head up the London Market operation. Having worked within the Contingency team for seven years, Martha was the obvious choice for the role and will be responsible for building and maintaining Tokio Marine HCC’s London Market Contingency business, reporting to Neil Paddon, Head of Non-North American Contingency business.


Joining Martha in London is Joseph Bell who has taken on the role of Assistant Underwriter, Contingency. Joseph joins from Fidelis where he held a similar role and has six years’ experience in underwriting Contingency risks. He will report to Martha and will be responsible for servicing the London Market Contingency business.


Finally, in Dusseldorf, Farbod Bayat has joined as Sports and Entertainment Underwriter. In his new role, Farbod will be responsible for managing the German-based Sports Disability and Contingency business, working with the wider European team and adding to existing expertise in London, Paris, Barcelona and Brussels. Having joined from Liberty Specialty Markets, Farbod has nine years’ experience underwriting specialty risks, particularly within the Accident and Health sector.


Commenting on the appointments, Philip Hall, Managing Director of Tokio Marine HCC - Specialty Group, said: “As market leaders in the Contingency sector, we are always looking to move forward, enhance our proposition and invest in the depth of our expertise.”


“These appointments are a great example of that, and it is hugely rewarding to be able to draw on our existing prowess to promote from within but also to be able to attract new talent to our growing team.”


“If TMHCC is going to continue to lead this market, it’s vital we make these investments, maintain a local presence, trade in the local language, and remain focused on our specialisms, whilst bringing decades of experience to continue to deliver for our client base. These appointments ensure we will do just that.”


Tokio Marine HCC - Specialty Group's European offices are in Barcelona, Brussels, Dusseldorf, London and Paris.






Tokio Marine HCC is a member of the Tokio Marine Group, a premier global company founded in 1879 with a market capitalization of $36 billion as of September 30, 2022. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Tokio Marine HCC is a leading specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Tokio Marine HCC’s major domestic insurance companies have financial strength ratings of ‘A+’ (Strong) from S&P Global Ratings, ‘A++’ (Superior) from A.M. Best, and ‘AA-’ (Very Strong) from Fitch Ratings; its major international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of ‘A+’ (Strong) from S&P Global Ratings. Tokio Marine HCC is the marketing name used to describe the affiliated companies under the common ownership of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a Delaware-incorporated insurance holding company. For more information about Tokio Marine HCC, please visit www.tokiomarinehcc.com.

April Fenn
April Fenn

Communications Manager