Specialist loss adjuster QuestGates has bolstered its cyber investigation service with the appointment of Will Gow (pictured) as its new head of cyber and financial lines.
Gow is a specialist in cyber and financial lines insurance claims, as well as a qualified solicitor with experience in cyber insurance disputes, third-party claims, and asset recovery.
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He joins QuestGates from ASL, where he has spent the last two years specialising in cyber claims including ransomware, crypto losses, fraud, data losses, business interruption, and incident investigation as well as financial lines insurance claims including management liability, professional and financial risks. He also works closely with law enforcement on a voluntary basis, leading and managing teams in tackling fraud, cyber and serious crime.
Glen Donaldson, director – specialist services at QuestGates, said Gow’s appointment was made in response to an increasing volume of cases involving some of the most common ransomware variants – including Sodinokibi, Ryuk, and Netwalker, as well as the recent LockFile and Microsoft Exchange attacks.
“We recognised the need to deepen our bench of experts and are delighted to welcome Will on board to lead our cyber and financial lines team, grow their skills, and develop our service to stay not just on top of current trends, but be one step ahead,” said Donaldson.
Gow said that he was “delighted to be joining the QuestGates team, who offer an unrivalled dynamic and agile approach to loss adjusting.”
“This is key in the field of cyber, which is ever-changing, disruptive and requires equally innovative solutions,” said Gow. “Threat actors are more tenacious now than ever and aren’t slowing down anytime soon. I’m excited to explore how the existing technological capabilities at QuestGates can be further enhanced for incident response through to asset recovery, building a tailored client-centric claims approach combined with a full-service financial lines market offering.”