McLarens UK & Ireland, London, 20 April 2020: McLarens, the global loss adjuster specialising in complex, commercial and niche markets, has further strengthened its UK & Ireland executive with the appointment of Neil Baldwin ACII ACILA as Executive Director. A senior industry figure with 33 years of experience and a background in account management, business development and complex & major loss at a senior management level, Neil will sit on McLarens’ UK & Ireland Executive Board. He is the latest in a string of high-level appointments at McLarens which, in recent months, has also recruited Mark Simmonds as Head of Construction & Engineering and Kim Alcock as Head of UK Casualty and Third-Party Administration (TPA) Operations.
Prior to joining McLarens, Neil was the Head of UK Retail Team, Client Relationship Management, at Sedgwick UK. Beginning his insurance career as a multi lines claims handler in 1986, he joined Capita McLarens in 1990, operating in both a technical loss adjusting and managerial capacity. After 14 years, he moved to a leading global insurer, ultimately assuming the role of UK Major Loss Team Manager and managing a specialist team handling high value and complex losses nation-wide. Neil returned to loss adjusting in 2012, taking a position on the UK leadership team at Vericlaim, where he was instrumental in helping to build the brand, profile and reputation of the business, through organic growth and acquisitions. Ownership of the key account management framework and a global operations team role were other important responsibilities.
Neil will, amongst other things, take executive responsibility for the further development and strategic growth of major loss, working with Mike Rosthorn, Darren Anderton and William Wilson who, as Heads of McLarens’ Major Loss Practice for the South, North and Ireland areas respectively, will continue to drive activity from an operational and technical perspective. Last year the business restructured its UK leadership team to place major loss and technical adjusting at the core of operational management and delivery. Neil takes over from Nigel Clarke who retired as Executive Director in March after 13 years with the business.
Neil Baldwin, Executive Director: “McLarens is well renowned as a specialist provider of expert, technical loss adjusting and it’s a proposition that clearly resonates with the market. This is exactly the type of work that I’ve specialised in over the course of my career. Robust account management and first-class service delivery are what I’m passionate about and it’s clear that both of these are integral to the McLarens approach.”
Steven Wallace, UK & Ireland Managing Director: “We have seen considerable growth over the past year, and we’ve made numerous senior hires to support and build off the momentum and further extend our service offering. It is hugely positive to have someone of Neil’s calibre on board; he’s well known in the marketplace and brings a unique perspective that will be invaluable in supporting the continued expansion of our business. His values and passion for service focussed, technical loss adjusting aligns precisely to the McLarens ethos.
Neil Baldwin Joins McLarens' UK & Ireland Executive Board