More leading experts revealed for ClaimsTech – The Pitch  


Another four key persons of influence within insurance claims have been revealed as experts for ClaimsTech – The Pitch 2024. 

Introduced last year, ILC’s ClaimsTech – The Pitch is once again supported by Insurtech UK, and provides the opportunity for a number of start-up/scale-up insurtechs to present their technologies exclusively to an audience of highly influential insurance experts and investors.  

The news names to be revealed are: 

  • Stuart Ballantyne, Experienced Claims Leader
  • Connie Beasley, Head of Home Claims, First Central Services Ltd 
  • Stephen Walker, Insurance Claims Expert
  • Vicky Webster, Head of Strategic Delivery, First Central Services Ltd 

They join the already impressive line-up of: 

  • Paul Branch, Head of Claims, NFU Mutual 
  • Tracy Bradbury, Head of Claims MI, Change & Risk, NFU Mutual 
  • Claire Charlton, Head of Household Claims, Admiral Group 
  • Greg Cole, UK Claims Director, Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe 
  • Steve Cross, Group Head of Claims, Markerstudy Insurance Services Ltd 
  • Andrew Eade, Head of AD Strategy & Fulfilment, First Central  
  • Sharif Ishaque, Claims Director, Uber 
  • Stephen Linklater, Claims Director, Ageas Insurance 
  • Simon Mullin, Supplier Relationship Manager, Hastings Direct 
  • Russell Pollard, Chief Operations Officer, Collingwood Insurance Services Ltd 
  • Helen Rogers, Head of Claims Digital Experience, Zurich Insurance 
  • Daniel Rees, UK Head of Pricing, Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe 
  • Sue Stansfield, Head of Home Claims, Hastings Direct 

Further names will be revealed in the coming weeks. 

For an opportunity to ‘pitch’ to this highly influential expert panel enter ClaimsTech – The Pitch 2024 by clicking here

Successful applicants will be invited to ‘pitch’ to a dedicated home & property or motor insurance specific room full of insurance experts on the morning of Wednesday 3 July in London. 

Insurtech UK member Shift – one of six companies to showcase their technologies last year – was awarded the ‘Insurance Experts and Investors Award 2023’ following high praise for its strict 15-minute live pitch which saw it scored on three key metrics: innovation; potential success; and possible usage/investment. 

Ben Lazarevic, Senior Business Developer at Shift – who delivered the pitch during the 2023 event – said at the time, “We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged by the claims community as an innovative and successful solution. Thanks to the panel for their time and consideration, and thanks again to the ILC community for such a fantastic event.”  

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