Davies hires major & complex loss director as it turns focus to supporting insurers with cost of increasing weather related catastrophes

24th August 2023

Davies, the leading specialist professional services and technology business, serving insurance and highly regulated markets, today announced that it has recruited Martin Langhorst as Major Loss Director, as it strengthens its UK major & complex loss division.

Martin joins Davies from AA Insurance where he previously worked as Head of Property Claims for the last three years. His experience in the insurance industry spans 20 years, part of which included his first stint at Davies as Head of Operations for Davies Repair Network.

As Major Loss Director, Martin will be responsible for the most complex of claims including high net worth, subsidence and escape of oil claims in the UK. He will lead Davies’ experienced team of complex property loss adjusters, ensuring the firm’s high service standards are maintained for all clients. Martin will be based in the UK and will report into Graeme Bell, Head of Major & Complex Loss, Davies UK & Ireland.

“As we continue to see increased incidents of flooding and extreme heat caused by climate change in the UK, we believe it has never been more important to strengthen our major and complex loss team,” explained Graeme Bell, head of Major & Complex Loss, Davies.

“Martin’s experience of handling some of the largest and most complex property claims caused by weather related incidents will be incredibly beneficial to our insurer clients. In particular his expertise in handling escape of water and subsidence claims will be a huge asset to our teams.”

With the world set to face increased incidents of flooding and extreme heat and the associated risks caused by climate change, Davies has committed to investing heavily in its varied claims handling solutions for insurer clients in the UK and globally.

Martin Langhorst said: “I am thrilled to be returning to Davies, where I know I will be working on interesting and diverse cases for the biggest insurer clients in the industry. The firm’s culture and work-life balance notably attract the top young talent of the industry, so I am looking forward to shaping my team to be on the frontline of some of the most complex and varied claims cases, providing an excellent service for clients and their customers.”

Davies claims and legal solutions in the UK & Ireland brings together a 3,000+ person team delivery truly end-to-end claims capability spanning TPA, adjusting, legal services, supply chain, technology, and ancillary services. Over the past five years, as a firm, Davies has consistently invested in people, new technology and research and development to agilely respond to the changing global landscape and new risks to face the insurance industry.

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