It was just last year that global loss adjustor McLarens restructured its UK leadership team to put major loss and technical adjusting at the centre of its operations – and now it is introducing a new member of its UK & Ireland executive board as it looks to strengthen further in the area.
Neil Baldwin (pictured) has come on board as executive director, with 33 years of experience behind him. He was the head of the UK retail team, client relationship management, at Sedgwick UK before making the switch, but actually began his insurance career back in 1986 as a multi lines claims handler. He went on to spend 14 years at Capita McLarens from 1990, specialising in technical loss adjusting and assuming the role of UK major loss team manager, while later holding a position at Vericlaim.
Now he comes on board at McLarens, which has made a host of top appointments in recent months – including the arrivals of Mark Simmonds, as head of construction and engineering, and Kim Alcock, in the role of head of UK casualty and third party administration operations.
“McLarens is well renowned as a specialist provider of expert, technical loss adjusting and it’s a proposition that clearly resonates with the market,” he said. “This is exactly the type of work that I’ve specialised in over the course of my career. Robust account management and first-class service delivery are what I’m passionate about and it’s clear that both of these are integral to the McLarens approach.”
He is set to work now with Mike Rosthorn, Darren Anderton and William Wilson as heads of McLarens’ major loss practice for the South, North and Ireland areas respectively.
“We have seen considerable growth over the past year, and we’ve made numerous senior hires to support and build off the momentum and further extend our service offering,” added UK & Ireland managing director Steven Wallace. “It is hugely positive to have someone of Neil’s calibre on board; he’s well known in the marketplace and brings a unique perspective that will be invaluable in supporting the continued expansion of our business. His values and passion for service focussed, technical loss adjusting aligns precisely to the McLarens ethos.”