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LMA claims director Lee Elliston joins SOCP board

LMA claims director Lee Elliston joins SOCP board | Insurance Business UK

LMA claims director Lee Elliston joins SOCP board

Claims director of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) Lee Elliston (pictured) has been named to the board of the Society of Claims Professionals (SOCP).

Members of the SOCP board provide advice, technical expertise and access to key personnel, as well as advancing the Chartered Insurance Institute’s advocacy to raise professional standards.

“I believe it is a great time for the claims profession to unite and reset the messaging on claims in a way that responds to policyholders, risk managers, existing talent and new talent,” Elliston said.

“We need to look at ourselves and the profession of claims from the outside in, supported by some thought leadership and appropriate calls to action on some of the technical trends and challenges that the profession is experiencing. 

“I am passionate about the priorities that the board is set to focus on and how I can add value to its work, while tying in the Lloyd’s and London market agenda, lens and community.” 

Elliston began his insurance career as a claims technician with Willis Re in 2000, before joining Marsh in 2003. He worked at Catlin as reinsurance operations manager after returning to Willis Re as senior claims executive.

In 2013, Elliston joined LMA and is currently claims director, where he is responsible for leading and supporting the Lloyd’s markets claims and delegated underwriting strategy. 

“I’m delighted to welcome Lee to the advisory board,” said Sue McCall, chair of SOCP. “His experience and journey in the claims sector will be invaluable to the Society of Claims Professionals, at a crucial time for the sector. 

“I have no doubt his work leading the LMA claims team will offer unique insights and perspectives to our members, and provide further opportunities for both our organisations to add value to claims professionals throughout the sector.”