11 January 2018

Tony Rai appointed as Chair of LMA Claims Committee

The Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) has appointed Tony Rai as Chair and Hannah Purves as Deputy Chair of the LMA Claims Committee (LMACC). Rai, Head of London Market Claims, Hiscox, replaces outgoing chair, Anthony Hobkinson. Purves is Claims Director at Markel.

Neil Dalton (Ascot) has been elected as a member of the LMACC; Scott Kellers (Liberty), Charles Glaisher (Faraday) and Richard Foulger (Aegis) have been re-elected. The appointments will take affect from 31 January 2018 and will each serve two year terms.

The LMACC provides leadership and direction to the Lloyd’s claims community and advises the LMA Board on strategic claims matters.

LMACC priorities for the year ahead include: ensuring that claims takes a more prominent role within the market's modernisation programme; continuing to work with Lloyd’s, the IUA and LIIBA on delivering and embedding the Single Claims Agreement Party model within the London market; working with the market to assess the potential benefits of delivering shared services and new technologies throughout claims (including DA); and focus on talent and development to support existing and new claims professionals.

Lee Elliston, Claims Director, LMA said: "I am pleased to announce that Tony Rai and Hannah Purves will take up the roles of Chair and Deputy Chair respectively. Their combined knowledge, experience, claims vision and leadership qualities will be an invaluable asset to the LMA as it continues to advance a number of initiatives for the benefit of the market.  I would also like to thank Anthony Hobkinson, the outgoing LMACC chair, for his leadership over the term".

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Notes to Editors

LMACC members (from 31 January 2018):
Tony Rai (Chair), Hiscox
Hannah Purves (Deputy Chair), Markel
Anthony Hobkinson, Beazley
Simon White, Apollo
Richard Foulger, Aegis
Sheel Sawhney, Brit
Charles Glaisher, Faraday
Scott Kellers, Liberty
Simon Catt, MS Amlin
Nick Sinfield, Tokio Marine Kiln
David Miller, XL Catlin
Neil Dalton, Ascot
Fiona Sperry (attendee), Sompo Canopius

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James Milne, Head of Communications
Lloyd’s Market Association
T 0207 327 8405

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