ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, today announced the addition of Simon Asplen-Taylor, Chief Data Officer at Lloyd’s, and Matt Unsworth, Chief Operating Officer at Aon, to the ACORD London Advisory Board (LAB).
The LAB, which meets in London on a regular basis, is comprised of senior representatives from the major London Market associations and the broker and carrier community. Formed earlier in 2020, the group’s goals are to align London Market initiatives with the global ACORD Data Standards, to increase adoption and leverage of ACORD assets, and to strengthen the impact and relevance of ACORD to its members’ interests.
“Our London Advisory Board plays a key role in identifying ways for the London Market to leverage ACORD’s standards and solutions, and to advance modernisation. We greatly value the insights and perspectives of our members, and are so pleased with the progress we’ve achieved this year,” said Chris Newman, ACORD’s Managing Director, Global. “Simon and Matt bring broad-ranging technology and insurance industry expertise from market-leading organizations and as such, will be invaluable contributors to this process. We’re excited to welcome both of them and truly appreciate their participation.”
Mr. Asplen-Taylor and Mr. Unsworth join an esteemed group of LAB members representing leading associations, brokers and carriers, including:
- Aileen Croft – Marsh, Chief Operating Officer
- Richard Brame – Willis Towers Watson & Ruschlikon, Senior Director
- Louise Day – IUA, Director of Operations
- Peter Holdstock – LMA, Senior Executive – Market Operations and Business Process
- Peter Houston – Chubb, Director Of Operational Support EMEA
- James Livett – LIIBA, Director
- Patrick Molineux – LIMOSS Managing Director & Chair of LAB
- Rob Stevenson – Apollo Syndicate, Head of Operations
With over 36,000 participating organisations throughout the global ecosystem, ACORD is in a key position to facilitate the strategic alignment of the London market with the rest of the world.