Declan O’Mahony joins ERS as head of large loss claims

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ERS has announced that Declan O’Mahony has joined the business as head of large loss claims.

A senior lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, O’Mahoney joins the specialist motor insurance syndicate in Lloyd’s of London from Kennedys, where as senior associate, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of motor, employers and public liability claims at multi-track and large loss level. Prior to his role at Kennedys he spent 17 years with HSBC Insurance, most recently as deputy head of its legal team.

O’Mahoney will lead a highly specialist team of large loss technicians who oversee ERS’s most complex and high value motor claims. In his new role his focus will be to lead the business through the Odgen review process and to continue to manage indemnity spend. He will report to interim claims director Gary Barker.

“Declan’s deep understanding of high value catastrophic injury claims, background in litigation and dispute resolution will be a real asset to our already reputable team,” said Barker.

“I am delighted to welcome someone of Declan’s calibre to lead our most complex claims proposition and deliver the comfort to our shareholders, regulators, and of course our brokers, that this most technically demanding area of our spend is in safe hands. This is particularly so in light of the recent changes to the Ogden rate.”

O’Mahony added: “I am very pleased to be joining the team at ERS and look forward to working with a technical unit which enjoys an enviable reputation in the market.”

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