Managing Director - Underwriting & Technical Services
David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, Managing Director Claims and Managing Director Underwriting
David is very active in campaigning in a number of areas, particularly with regard to problems with claims farming and compensation culture. In 2018 he was recognised as Social Media Influencer of the year, and in 2019 he won both the Insurance Post Claims Achievement Award and was named Insurance Personality of the Year at the British Insurance Awards.
David leads AXA’s work on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, including work with five Government backed Consortia (including Venturer, UK Autodrive and Flourish) and is Chair of the ABI Autonomous Driving Insurance Group and the ABI Motor Committee, Chair of the RISCAuthority, and is a Board Member of the Fire Protection Association.
He speaks regularly at conferences and other events in the UK and Europe on a variety of subjects including most recently the future of mobility, recycled parts, improving customer satisfaction, flooding and climate change. David has also appeared on Sky TV, BBC Breakfast TV, BBC and Channel 4 News, as well as Radio 4’s ‘Today’ Programme, being interviewed on topics varying from Compensation Culture to Business Crime.
David originally hails from Bristol (explaining his passion for Bristol Rovers!) but now lives in Suffolk with his wife Catherine and two sons Evan (15) & Ryan (13)