Claims Solutions Team
Claims Solutions Team
Darren Coombes BSc(Hons), ACII, MCIOB
Executive Chairman – Claims Solutions
Darren is a chartered insurer with more than 20 years experience in the insurance and outsourcing sectors. He joined Davies in 2001, having spent 8 years at Pycraft & Arnold and Miller Fisher in various senior leadership roles, including Regional Operations Director and Group Business Development Director. Darren became Partner in 2003 before leading the first Davies MBO in 2008, when he joined the Board as Markets Director.
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Chief Operating Officer – Claims Solutions
Kath is a Chartered Insurer with more than 20 years’ experience of the claims sector. Kath joined Davies in 2014 following the acquisition of MFS. Prior to that Kath worked as Head of Claims Handling for DAC Beachcroft after heading up the development of the TCS Claims outsourcing business for Endsleigh Insurance. Kath has in-depth experience of all aspects of commercial and retail motor claims including corporate and the Lloyds’ market, and has led numerous successful outsource implementations.
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Managing Director – Ireland
Peter joined Davies in 2013 following the acquisition of Garwyn Group. With over 35 years’ experience in the claims sector, Peter initially worked with Allianz before joining Arnold & Green where he worked for 14 years initially as an adjuster, then manager before his appointment as a Director. Upon joining Garwyn Ireland in 2000 Peter was appointed Managing Director and over the following 13 years the business grew to become the pre-eminent Loss Adjusting Firm in Ireland. Following the acquisition Peter led the rebranding of the business in 2015 to what is now Davies Ireland.
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Lesley Johnson MA (Hons) ACII
Managing Director – Casualty
Lesley joined the Group in 2013 following the Garwyn Group acquisition. Lesley has specialised in handling liability claims for 24 years gaining considerable experience in the investigation and handling of claims in a range of sectors and across a number of jurisdictions. During her 17 years with Garwyn, Lesley has worked her way up the ranks from Liability Adjuster to Chief Adjusting and Operating Officer.
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Russell Crewe ACII
Managing Director – Property
Russell joined Davies in 2018 following the acquisition of Direct Group. A Chartered Insurance Practitioner with more than 28 years’ experience in the Insurance and Loss Adjusting arena, Russell originally trained as a building surveyor and initially commenced his career in insurance in loss adjusting in 1990. Whilst practising as an Adjuster he held roles in Subsidence, Personal and Commercial Lines Claims handling and launched the first UK Loss Adjuster Led Building Repair Network in 2001. Russell joined Direct Group in 2012 and re-designed their claims model to provide a true end to end and award winning Claims Management Solution.
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