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Claims Manager - Energy, Cargo, Terrorism
Just as any other new graduate, Tom Upton was looking for a job that related to his degree in marine biology – and he stumbled upon Lloyd’s graduate scheme. Keeping to the marine track during his time within the scheme, Upton eventually found his niche in energy claims.
After his stint as claims underwriter for marine and energy at Hiscox, Upton joined Markel as senior claims adjuster, and was recently promoted to claims manager. As he puts it, working on energy, cargo, specie and terrorism “may seem like an eclectic mix of classes [but] there is logic in the madness”.
Upton serves as vice chair of Lloyd’s Marine Under 35s insurance group committee, chair of the International Marine Claims Conference Under 35s subcommittee, and fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Even outside insurance, Upton is involved in the marine sector. He has a post-graduate diploma in maritime law, works as a diving instructor and is currently training for his yachtmaster qualifi cation, while spending his free time diving and sailing.
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