Sedgwick appoints new managing directors in UK

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Claims and risk management firm Sedgwick has appointed Stephen Kerr and Steve Whetter as managing directors for its UK operations.

Kerr, who most recently served as director of Sedgwick’s home specialty team in the UK, will oversee the firm’s home claims services. He takes over from Neil Gibson, who was recently promoted to UK chief operating officer.

Whetter will take over as managing director of Sedgwick’s UK third-party administrator services from 1 November.

He replaces Jane Lewis, who is retiring at the end of the year. Whetter will move into this role from his current position as director of Sedgwick’s UK third-party administrator property division.

Paul White, who was recently named Sedgwick’s chief executive officer for the UK, said: “Stephen and Steve will play key roles in achieving our goals for 2020 and beyond. They will ensure that the introduction of new technology supporting our colleagues’ expertise will continue to make claims easier for everyone. Their strong knowledge and experience in the sector will be vital as we continue to develop these two important areas of our business.”

“We have a great opportunity to bring our strong business values and service delivery to match the demands and expectations of our clients. These appointments will help guarantee that the support our clients receive remains the best in the market.”

Earlier this month, Sedgwick made two key leadership appointments for environmental forensic investigations delivered under the EFI Global brand, as well as forensic accounting and commercial claims services.

Adrian Cartwright-Bain was promoted to oversee a newly created specialist division focused on Sedgwick’s forensic accounting services and EFI Global’s environmental forensic investigations.

Cartwright-Bain is also managing the professional standards and elements of the UK’s risk and compliance activity.

In addition, Peter Farrelly was appointed to the role of managing director of commercial claims services and has assumed overall responsibility for this Sedgwick offering.

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