Specialist and corporate insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has expanded to property owners’ insurance with the appointment of Ann Kelly as property owners’ strategic director. She will report to Paul Dreblow, head of corporate and commercial property in London.
Kelly will be in charge of developing the property owners unit at TMK, including formulating the business strategy, product development, team hiring and subsequent tactical implementation of the business plan.
With over three decades’ experience in the property insurance business, Kelly is a recognized expert. Previously, she spent almost a decade as head of property owners insurance at Aviva
, heading a team of almost 100 people. She has also worked for Norwich Union and General Accident.
The business expansion and Kelly’s hiring come on the back of increasing depth being added to the corporate and commercial property team at TMK with Dreblow’s return to TMK London from Singapore at the start of the year.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Leslie, chief underwriting officer, corporate and commercial, said: “Our strategy is to hire market specialists who are recognised as leaders in their field. Ann is a perfect example of this, she is a highly regarded expert in her class and has decades’ of experience in managing property insurance books. I look forward to working with her to grow our property owners proposition to help those businesses across Europe with their insurance needs.”