MS Amlin expands catastrophe modelling capability with the appointment of Dr. Tina Thomson as Research Manager
MS Amlin, the specialist global (re)insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tina Thomson as Research Manager in the Catastrophe Modelling team, Underwriting Modelling, with effect from the 1st May, 2017. Tina will be responsible for informing MS Amlin’s view of risk by further building relationships with research bodies, academia, and third party providers, to evaluate MS Amlin’s catastrophe models against science and alternative approaches.
Tina has worked as the P&C Business Partner in Underwriting Modelling at MS Amlin since 2013, where she owned the risk profile of the modelled Property & Casualty catastrophe portfolios as well as led the development of the Catastrophe Modelling services for MS Amlin Europe.
Previously, Tina worked at JBA Risk Management, and at RMS as a Lead Model Developer. Tina has a PhD in Geomatic Engineering, is a Director and Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, and has authored a number of publications and research papers in these fields with reference to the insurance industry.
As Research Manager, Tina acts as the focal point for the group’s global knowledge of hazards and catastrophes, is leading an analysis programme to enhance MS Amlin’s understanding of catastrophe models, within the MS Amlin governance framework, and offer valuable insights to our clients.
Andrew Mitchell, Head of Catastrophe Modelling at MS Amlin, commented: “I am keen to extend the range and depth of catastrophe knowledge and metrics that are furnished to all MS Amlin underwriters, in all locations, so that the group can be fully informed about hazards and how well the catastrophe models represent them. Tina’s appointment to this role, in partnership with the resource of the whole Catastrophe Modelling team and the Exposure Management team, will help embed this knowledge in all levels of the business.”
Dr. Tina Thomson, Research Manager in the Catastrophe Modelling team, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Research Manager in the Catastrophe Modelling team, after having worked within the Underwriting Modelling team for a number of years. I look forward to building upon the excellent research which has been undertaken to further enhance our understanding of catastrophe modelling and associated risks.”