Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at Allianz, welcomed onto the IFB Board

Posted on: 19 February 2018

Graham Gibson, chief claims officer, Allianz Insurance plc, has been welcomed onto the Insurance Fraud Bureau’s (IFB) Board.

David Nichols, chief claims officer at Zurich, has also joined the IFB Board alongside Graham. Their appointments come after a new structure to the Board was unveiled last October.

AXA’s Group CEO, Amanda Blanc, who chairs the Board, commented:

We look forward to working closely with David and Graham as their wealth of claims experience will no doubt bring new insight to the IFB Board. Having this new expertise provides ample opportunity to share knowledge and gain broader perspectives about the issues affecting the industry.
"It is essential that we continue to work collaboratively as an industry in the ongoing fight against fraud, as it is only by working together and sharing our knowledge that enables us to improve in our efforts to deter and tackle fraud."

The 2017 restructure of the Board followed a strategic review and consultation across the insurance industry, resulting in its remit being extended to oversee the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) and Insurance Fraud Register (IFR), as well as fraud strategy for the insurance industry.

Regarding his new appointment, Allianz’s Graham Gibson said:

I am a big supporter of the IFB’s work and I share their commitment to tackle insurance fraud in all its forms. In particular, there is a public perception that fraud is a victimless crime and that attitude needs changing. I look forward to working with the team and continuing efforts to tackle this serious crime which impacts the whole of society."

About Graham Gibson

Graham joined Allianz as Director, Claims in June 2008 with responsibility for customer service delivery and technical integrity and he is a member of the UK Management Board. Over and above his claims responsibilities Graham has ownership of Procurement and Complaints at a company level. Prior to this he held a number of senior management positions in the industry, including Director of Claims for Groupama. 

Graham represents Allianz in a number of market initiatives and was formerly a Director of the Claims Portal, a member of the Civil Justice Council, the ABI Personal Injury Group, the Chartered Insurance Institute’s, Claims Faculty Advisory Board and a Director of AGF. Currently, he is an Allianz Pensions Trustee and is a Director of Thatcham.

Graham is a regular speaker at industry seminars and a contributor to trade press articles.

You can follow Graham on Twitter @claimsdirector.