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IFB announces appointments to IFB Supervisory Board

19 February 2015

Cecile Fresneau of Zurich UK and Mike Curley of RSA have been appointed as members of the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) Supervisory Board. Their positions were formalised at today’s meeting (19 February) – the first Supervisory Board meeting of 2015.

Fresneau is Chief Underwriting Officer of Zurich’s UK General Insurance division and took up the role in June 2014. She has previously worked for Zurich in Switzerland as Head of Underwriting for Personal Lines across Europe, Middle East and Africa and as Global Head of Personal Lines Motor.

Curley, Head of Claims Control at RSA, has 33 years of experience at the company where he has undertaken operational, technical and central roles in general insurance claims handling across all major lines of business. In addition, he has participated in the wider UK insurance claims industry providing representation on a number of government, insurance-led market initiatives and lobbying groups, notably in the area of bodily injury reform. This includes the Association of British Insurers High Level Group and the PI Protocol Working Party hosted by the Law Society.

John O’Roarke, Chair of the IFB Supervisory Board, said: “It is well documented that the IFB is undertaking a new strategic direction by extending its management of organised fraud into other product lines. The expansion of the IFB from its historical focus signals the statement of intent from the insurance industry to clamp down on all forms of fraud to protect the premiums of honest policy holders. The appointments of Cecile Fresneau and Mike Curley bring further experience and insight to the Board at this important stage in the evolution of the Bureau and the industry’s collective fight against fraud.”

Cecile Fresneau said: “As the IFB evolves from providing a tactical solution to organised motor fraud to becoming a strategic organisation, capable of coordinating organised fraud disruption across multiple product lines, there is much work to be done to ensure that the Bureau delivers for its customers and the wider industry.”

Mike Curley said: “The IFB has established itself at the heart of the industry’s fraud detection capabilities and it has now been entrusted to develop and manage fraud risks across all product types. This is a responsibility that I and my fellow Board members take extremely seriously.”