The Thatcham Executive Board
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.
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.
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.
Commercial Motor Technical Manager,
Joined Board 2008. Manages the performance and profitable development of Ageas’s Fleet account, through control of pricing, underwriting and business development activity.
Claims Director, Commercial Lines & Personal Intermediary
Joined Board 2009. Responsible for the AXA Commercial Motor claims strategy, in house engineering team and selection and management of motor vehicle damage suppliers.
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.
The Cooperative Insurance
Joined Board 2009. Responsible for supply chain across general insurance claims, including motor, home, legal and any outsourcing arrangements.
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.
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.
Claims Liabilty Department Manager, Admiral Group
Joined Board 2012. Matt has involvement in risk management across Admiral Group’s UK operation and has a track record of driving greater efficiencies and strong cost control.
UK Motor & Casualty Claims Director, Zurich Insurance PLC
Joined Board 2015. Leading c850 staff, Karl has both operational and technical responsibility for all claims within the Motor and Casualty lines of business including engineering and complex injury.
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.
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.
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.