The Judges

The Claims Awards 2018 will be judged by a special panel of industry experts:


Jonathan Swift

director or content, Insurance Post

Judging Panel

Laurence Besemer

CEO, Forum of Insurance Lawyers

Jonathan Clay

head of the firm’s general insurance sector, BLM

Matthew Connell

director of policy and public relations , The Chartered Insurance Institute

Jonathan Davison

strategic development director, British Damage Management Association

Deborah Edwards

director and founder, Rehabiliti

Tony Emms

director, Vine Grove

Andrew Gibbons

managing director, Mason Owen Financial Services

Greg Gladwell

business catalyst : consultant, adviser, introducer, investor, mentor, FCII MBA MIoD

Greg Gladwell FCII MBA MIoD

Business Catalyst : Consultant, Adviser, Introducer, Investor, Mentor

Greg provides unique business insight as one of the few people to have successfully delivered in profile leadership roles on both the insurer and supplier sides of the insurance market. He has a real interest in emerging innovation and technology opportunities, and a large network of contacts from 30+ years in the insurance industry. His ability to translate ideas and possibilities into valued commercial outcomes is highly regarded. Greg now has a portfolio career providing a range of business catalyst services; mentoring support, consultancy services to existing businesses and advisory insight to start-up businesses.


Ant Gould

former director, Claims Faculty, CII

Simon How

director, SHOW No 1

Malcolm Hyde

excutive director, CILA

David Lamping

former executive claims advocate and the head of claims, Cooke & Mason

David Lamping has spent his whole career (45 years) dealing with insurance claims of every class and type in many jurisdictions around the world, which means that despite being an Executive Director his heart beats as a technician, and ‘adjustment' flows through his veins. He is PIB's Executive Claims Advocate and the Head of Claims at Cooke & Mason plc, he has a seat on the BIBA National Claims Working Group. David is a family man, a yachtsman and adventure traveller.

Joy Reymond

Independent, rehabilitation consultant

Mark Shepherd

assistant director, head of property, commerical and specialist lines, Association of British Insurers