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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.


Ian Currie, Chairman

Director, UK Motor & Injury Claims, RSA

Joined Board 2012. Ian is responsible for setting RSA’s claims strategy across all classes, both Personal & Commercial and leading RSA’s Complex loss teams.


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.

Chris Voller

Chris Voller

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.


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.

Graham Gibson

Director, Claims

Joined Board 2012. Graham serves on a variety of insurer related groups including the Fraud Strategy Committee. An industry advocate with wide experience in a range of market initiatives.


Matt Paterson

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.

Karl Helgesen

Karl Helgesen MBA FCII

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.

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.