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The Thatcham Executive Board

Thatcham's Executive Board is drawn from senior representation of a cross section of our member companies.

The Executive Board direct the overall strategy and direction of Thatcham Research to ensure our work is relevant and up to date and remains in line with the current requirements of the insurance industry. Read more about our Board members below.


Graham Gibson, Chairman

Chief Claims Officer, Allianz Insurance

Graham is an industry advocate with extensive experience in a range of market initiatives across claims and personal injury. He also serves on a variety of insurer related groups, including his role as Board Member for the Insurance Fraud Bureau.


David Powell, Deputy Chair

Manager Non-Marine,
Lloyds Market Association

Joined Board 2006. Leads LMA’s work on motor and liability issues and responsible for personal, financial and specialist lines within the underwriting team.


Ron Munro

Commercial Motor Technical Manager,
Ageas Insurance

Joined Board 2008. Manages the performance and profitable development of Ageas’s Fleet account, through control of pricing, underwriting and business development activity.


David Mills

Head of Motor Fulfilment,
Direct Line Group

Joined Board 2009. Responsible for fulfilling the ‘bent metal’ motor claims, inclusive of Motor Networks, Engineering and the Motor Supply Chain.

Mark Dibley

Mark Dibley

Senior Manager,
The Cooperative Insurance

Joined Board 2009. Responsible for supply chain across general insurance claims, including motor, home, legal and any outsourcing arrangements.

Simon Smith
Simon Smith

Operations Director,

Joined Board 2011. Responsible for 850 staff in the UK and India, Simon has recently been involved in building a brand new motor claims proposition for Aviva, Quote Me Happy.

Barry Street

Head of Engineers, Covéa

Joined Board 2012. Leads strategic operational changes for Covéa and has implemented innovative and award winning technological and customer service improvements.

Martin Miller

Martin Milliner

Director of Claims,

Joined Board 2015. With over 25 years operational and technical insurance experience in a variety of senior roles, Martin is currently responsible for managing personal and commercial lines claims across the range of LV= Brands.

Rob Cummings

Rob Cummings

Manager, General Insurance

Joined Board 2015. Rob has responsibility for managing the UK insurance industry's policy development in a number of key general insurance areas including civil justice, whiplash, liability, young drivers and credit hire.


Peter Shaw

Chief Executive,
Thatcham Research

With a broad background in motoring services, motor insurance and more recently in the UK energy sector, Peter has considerable experience and expertise in managing large sales, marketing and operations functions.