Graham Terrell and Ben Margetson to head up BIBA’s Liability and Accident Committee

14th December 2016

Graham Terrell, Partner at JLT Specialty has been appointed Chairman of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (BIBA) Liability and Accident Committee. Graham, who was previously the Deputy Chairman, replaces Peter Franklin who will remain on the committee.

Ben Margetson, Regional Client Service Director at Marsh has taken the role of Deputy Chairman. He has been a member of the committee since 2008.

Graham said: “BIBA plays a pivotal role in representing the interests of the insurance market and their customers, and I am delighted to be taking on such a significant role within the committee which makes such an important contribution to the insurance industry.”

Ben commented: “The pace of technological and legislative change means brokers and insurers need to continually ensure liability wordings are fit for purpose, on their clients’ behalf. I look forward to working with BIBA’s Liability and Accident Committee, which provides a vital forum to help the industry meet the challenges associated with this change.”

The Committee represents BIBA members’ interests.  It discusses and handles problems and other topical issues relating to liability insurance.  Meeting regularly throughout the year, committee members also contribute to the technical work of BIBA on all liability insurance matters.

Mike Hallam, BIBA’s Head of Technical Services, added: “We are pleased to have experienced and respected brokers Graham and Ben step into these senior roles. Recent agenda items for the Liability and Accident Committee have included VNUK,  products liability for autonomous vehicles, the Insurance Act, ELTO as well as case law and ongoing claims issues. We are also most grateful to Peter for his leadership and his expert knowledge and are pleased that he is to remain on the committee.”

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