Crawford & Co promotes Andrew Bart to head of GTS

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Claims management provider Crawford & Company has promoted Andrew Bart to global president of its Global Technical Services (GTS) division.

Bart (pictured) will take on his new role on 1 January 2019 and will relocate to London. He is currently president of Crawford Australia and Asia Pacific.

The new GTS president has more than 30 years of claims and loss adjusting experience and 16 years with Crawford & Company, during which he has managed many large and complex claims across multiple product lines.

As the current president of Crawford Australia and Asia Pacific, he has led the business through a sustained period of growth. In his new role, Bart will be responsible for building on the success that GTS has achieved since its launch, in the service of reinsurers, the corporate market and major loss/catastrophe divisions of insurers, as well as the London market and Lloyd’s syndicates.

Commenting on his role, Bart said: “The specialist capabilities Crawford provides for large and complex claims are in greater demand than ever before. We are committed to ensuring we meet that demand by continuing to invest in recruiting and training high-grade adjusters and providing market-leading global solutions across all specialty lines. It is a privilege to be leading this team of dedicated professionals and I look forward to further enhancing the level of service we provide to our clients.”

Larry Thomas, global president of Crawford Specialty Solutions, said: “We are confident in Andrew’s leadership and look forward to the continued growth and success of GTS with our goal of being market leader in all markets we serve. His vast experience managing large and complex claims along with his proven passion to further our mission, vision and values is a true asset to Crawford and our clients.”

Tim Jarman, currently head of Crawford Claims Solutions for Australia, will be promoted to president of Australia effective from 1 January 2019.

In this role, he will be responsible for local oversight of all of Crawford’s global service lines in Australia to include claims solutions, large and complex claims, third-party administration and managed repair.

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