McLarens promotes corporate development VP to COO

New C-suite member to also oversee product development and investment strategy

McLarens promotes corporate development VP to COO


By Terry Gangcuangco

Jon Clark (pictured) has been promoted to chief operating officer at global claims services provider McLarens. The new position places Clark in McLarens’ C-suite, underlining the company’s continuing expansion of its specialist proposition worldwide.

In his capacity as COO, Clark will spearhead the development and enhancement of McLarens’ practice areas while also overseeing the firm’s investment strategy and new product development. Collaborating with regional and fellow C-suite leaders, he will also look to strengthen global partnerships and scale the business effectively.

Since joining McLarens in April 2020, Clark has played a pivotal role in transforming the company from a loss adjusting firm to a broader claims services provider with a focus on complex, commercial, and specialty insurance markets.

Previously serving as vice president of corporate development, Clark led the global buildout of McLarens’ forensic and technical services. His team’s efforts have resulted in 13 successful M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transactions, expanding the company's reach in engineering, forensic science and investigation, and building consultancy.

Clark’s career includes significant roles in global companies where he managed business development. Before McLarens, he was vice president of global strategy at a publicly traded financial services company, group chief financial officer at an Australian specialty finance firm, and managing director at a middle-market investment bank.

Lifting the lid on his wider remit, Clark stated: “In line with our strategy to provide better outcomes for the complex, commercial, and specialty insurance markets, the McLarens business has evolved significantly in recent years, growing our international footprint, launching new offerings, and expanding into entirely new service lines.

“I am looking forward to partnering with our exceptional leaders and outstanding technical experts to continue to drive this forward on the execution and delivery of McLarens’ strategic vision."

Meanwhile, chief executive Gary Brown commented: “McLarens is now a multi-disciplinary business of considerable scale, and it’s crucial that our global C-suite reflects this and provides a strong foundation for the next phase of our development.

“Jon’s unique experience and expertise across finance, global scalability of services, operational efficiencies, and corporate development will help McLarens continue this trajectory and ultimately deliver better results for our clients.”

The CEO added: “He’s an exceptional leader who has proven his unwavering commitment to McLarens. I’m delighted that he has taken on this important role.”

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