Sedgwick appoints UK private client director

His predecessor is stepping back to pursue other interests

Sedgwick appoints UK private client director

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions provider Sedgwick has appointed Steve Godbold to the role of private client director in the UK. Godbold will succeed the current private client director Clive Ellis, who is stepping back to pursue other interests. Despite this, Ellis will continue to provide Sedgwick with the benefit of his expertise in a consultancy role.

The appointment is a reflection of Sedgwick’s commitment to growing its offering in the high net worth (HNW) market, as well as enabling it to continue to offer a leading private client service using all available solutions to achieve the best outcome for each individual.

“A real advantage”

Godbold’s appointment to the role comes with over 25 years’ worth of experience within the industry. 17 of those years were spent with a prominent insurance business as a manager to their in-house private client adjusting team.

“I’m delighted to join a team with such an outstanding reputation in the private client market. Sedgwick’s commitment for growth in this area means it’s an exciting time for high net worth, and I’m looking forward to expanding on the great work done by Clive and the team,” Godbold said.

In this new role, Godbold will be responsible for ensuring that Sedgwick’s private clients continue to receive a high-quality bespoke service tailored to meet their needs. He will achieve this by heading up a dedicated team of private client specialists.

“Together with Giles Fairmann’s joining as private client development director in 2022, Steve’s appointment is a real advantage in terms of the skillset he’ll bring to the team. The enhanced service level offering this will mean for our clients will bolster Sedgwick’s status as a tour de force in the high-net-worth market,” Sedgwick UK CEO Paul White said.

Sedgwick recently touted that its fraud mitigation efforts saved clients £1.23 million in 2022, driven by the firm’s program in the UK and US markets for handling the challenges presented by claims fraud.

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