The loss recovery insurance managing general agent Qlaims has appointed David Williams (pictured) – the former managing director of underwriting & technical services at AXA Insurance – as a non-executive director.
Williams has over 30 years of experience in general insurance, mainly in matters of claims and underwriting. A release noted that this is Williams’ first non-executive role announced since he left AXA in late 2021.
“I’ve always seen loss recovery insurance as filling an important gap in UK policies, that combined with the use of better technology in the claims process makes Qlaims an exciting proposition,” said Williams. “I said when I left AXA I wanted to stay involved and around the insurance industry, this lets me do that while helping Qlaims build on their proposition and relationships with brokers and insurers.”
The new non-executive director commented that there remains “too much friction and duplication of effort on insurance claims,” but with the use of chartered loss adjusters, he believes Qlaims can improve upon this model.
“I’m delighted that David has agreed to join Qlaims. He is quite rightly regarded as a leading voice in the world of underwriting and claims and his ethos of always trying to find the best solution for the ultimate customer is a brilliant fit with our goals as a business,” said Qlaims chairman Simon Cooter. “Having respected David as a competitor for many years I’m very excited about the prospect of working together.”