Society of Claims Professionals adds new members to advisory board

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Former Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) chief executive Ashton West OBE and William Quibell have joined the advisory board of the Society of Claims Professionals.

West (pictured: left) is a director at Fidu Consultancy and non-executive director at law firm Weightmans.

He was formerly chief executive of the MIB and received an OBE for services to road safety in 2015. He is a chartered insurance practitioner and brings significant insight across claims and general insurance.

West said: “The society is dedicated to the development of the claims profession and has been building the foundations for the provision of insight and support to all claims professionals. I look forward to contributing to this important work over the course of this year and beyond.”

Quibell (pictured: right) is head of major loss and supplier management at Legal & General. He is both a chartered insurer and chartered construction manager.

He has more than two decades of experience in claims and has been the recipient of several industry awards.

Quibell said: “The claims sector can at times have a questionable reputation but it is a wonderful sector in which to develop a career and do the right things for consumers. I am confident that we can work together on the board to change hearts and minds in this respect.”

The Society of Claims Professionalslaunched last year by the Chartered Insurance Institute—elects a number of new board members every year to replace those stepping down.

Stepping down from the board are Stephen Roberts, executive claims director at Riverstone Management, and Judy O’Neill, head of claims at Travelers.

Sue McCall, chair of the Society of Claims Professionals, said: “Our board members give up their time to provide guidance and leadership to further the objectives of the society.”

“I would like to thank Stephen and Judy for their contribution, particularly during a very busy first year for us. We wish them the very best in the future and I look forward to working with Ashton and William on the future direction of the society.”

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