I am pleased to announce that we shall be strengthening our claims expertise in the final quarter of 2007 with two new claims appointments in order to provide greater support to the claims community in recognition of the current challenges facing this sector.
Gary Bass, formerly with Faraday and Swiss Re, will be joining LMA in a consultancy role in early November. Reporting directly to me, Gary will provide high level support to the claims community on a number of strategic issues.
Doug Humberstone (currently at Limit) will be joining LMA as a Claims Executive in late October. He and Jonathan Webster will provide support on a wide range of claims issues. Both Doug and Jonathan will report to Tim Willcock, Head of Underwriting and Claims.
Together with other appointments made this year, the LMA is now in a position to better represent and support the market on those issues which are of immediate and future importance.