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Weightmans Non-Executive Director appointed to prestigious insurance advisory position

A Non-Executive Director at national law firm Weightmans has joined the Society of Claims Professionals’ Advisory Board.

A Non-Executive Director at national law firm Weightmans has joined the Society of Claims Professionals’ Advisory Board.

Ashton West OBE, who has been a Non-Executive Director at Weightmans since 2018, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and a highly respected member of the insurance industry, working in claims and general management and steering a host of industry initiatives for over thirty years.

The Society for Claims Professionals was founded in January 2019, uniting thousands of claims professionals across the industry with the aim of improving consumer confidence in the sector. Each year the Society elects a number of new board members to replace those stepping down, ensuring a continuous combination of experience and new thinking.

Ashton said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity of joining the Advisory Board of the SOCP. It is important that we all continue to promote the true value of insurance to the public, build trust and demonstrate the importance of professionalism in the provision of insurance services. The Society is dedicated to the continued development of the claims profession and has been building the foundations for the provision of insight and support to all claims professionals. I look forward to contributing to this important work over the course of this year and beyond.”

John Schorah, Managing Partner at Weightmans said:

“We are proud of our long-standing heritage in the insurance sector, with hundreds of legal experts supporting the industry at all levels but we always strive to provide more. Ashton’s strategic insight has been invaluable in this journey since he joined us in 2018 and we are proud that his knowledge and experience will help to shape and support the insurance community through this appointment.”

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