McLarens recruits cyber and technology leader

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Loss adjusting firm McLarens has recruited Nigel Collins to lead its cyber and technology offering in the UK and Ireland.

Recognised within the industry as a leader in the handling of cyber and technology losses, Collins brings a wealth of expertise, drawn from more than 30 years of experience, including senior management roles at national and global loss adjusting firms, most recently Sedgwick.

Joining McLarens as technical lead for cyber and technology, Collins will take responsibility for the development and strategic growth of the division, driving operational and technical activity, in addition to further building a nationwide team of specialist adjusters.

Having begun his career working on domestic, commercial claims, Collins has dealt with losses, of all classes, across the commercial spectrum, before specialising in construction, engineering and technology losses over the past two decades.

During that time, he has developed a passion for all things digital, and has earned a reputation as one of the ‘go to’ adjusters for digital and cyber losses.

He regularly deals with cyber crime, ransomware attacks, cyber liability, data breach and cyber business interruption claims, at all levels, for banks, major corporations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and public sector organisations.

Steven Wallace, UK & Ireland managing director at McLarens, comments: “At McLarens, we are focused on delivering market leading, technical expertise to complex, commercial and niche insurance markets. Cyber and technology is an area that requires just that, and it’s great to have someone of Nigel’s calibre on board to spearhead our offering to this market.”

“There are only a handful of true ‘experts’ when it comes to cyber and technology claims and Nigel is one of them. He has a great reputation and we’re delighted to have him on board.

Collins adds: “Cyber claims are truly unique and require a distinct approach. Not only is the adjuster project managing a claim, we also have to oversee the input of various partners including cyber forensics, legal and PR, as well as managing all stakeholder interests including insurers and brokers. This, coupled with the technical knowledge required, means that it’s crucial to have adjusters on board who truly know their stuff. It’s a specialist area and one that is fast evolving as more and more products come onto the market.”

“McLarens is well known as a leading technical adjuster and I’m excited at the prospect of helping the business grow its cyber and technology offering in the UK and Ireland.”

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