The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has appointed Tony Rai as chair and Hannah Purves as deputy chair of the LMA claims committee (LMACC).
Rai, who is head of London market claims at Hiscox, replaces Anthony Hobkinson. Purves is claims director at Markel.
Neil Dalton of Ascot has been elected as a member of the LMACC, while Scott Kellers of Liberty Specialty Markets, Charles Glaisher of Faraday and Richard Foulger of Aegis Insurance Services have been re-elected.
The appointments will take effect from 31 January and each will serve two-year terms.
The LMACC provides leadership and direction to the Lloyd’s claims community and advises the LMA board on strategic claims matters.
LMACC priorities for the year ahead include ensuring that claims takes a more prominent role within the market’s modernisation programme, and continuing to work on delivering and embedding the single claims agreement party model within the London market.
The committee will also work with the market to assess the potential benefits of delivering shared services and new technologies throughout claims, and focus on talent and development to support existing and new claims professionals.
Lee Elliston, claims director at the LMA, said: “I am pleased to announce that Tony Rai and Hannah Purves will take up the roles of chair and deputy chair respectively. Their combined knowledge, experience, claims vision and leadership qualities will be an invaluable asset to the LMA as it continues to advance a number of initiatives for the benefit of the market.”
“I would also like to thank Anthony Hobkinson, the outgoing LMACC chair, for his leadership over the term.”