Charles Franks is Chief Executive Officer of Kiln Group and its UK operating entity, R J Kiln & Co – one of the largest managing agents in the Lloyd’s insurance market.
A recognised industry leader with nearly 30 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s market, Charles led the successful integration of Kiln into the Tokio Marine Group following its acquisition in 2008; completed Kiln’s largest ever investment in 2011 of a US-based coverholder; and has accelerated the company’s continued international expansion during his tenure.
Charles joined Kiln in 1993 as Deputy Active Underwriter of Marine Syndicate 123 with responsibility for the energy account.
He was appointed as a Director of R J Kiln in 1995 and Active Underwriter of the Marine division in 2001, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of R J Kiln & Co Limited in July 2007, and of Kiln Group in January 2009.
Prior to joining Kiln, Charles was an underwriter for AR Mountain and CW Rome, having started his career as a broker with the Sedgwick Group.
Charles is a member of the London Market Association Board and the Lloyd’s Franchise Board.