The affairs of the Forum are directed by an Executive Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Immediate Past Chairman and leaders of the Special Interest Groups.

Executive Committee


Sarah Dodd – Tree Law Ltd

I am the CEO and founder of Tree Law, a new law firm which focuses on claims arising from trees.  I have over 20 years of experience working with insurers and the public sector in claims arising from trees.

Vice Chairman

Liam Hanlon – The Forshaw Group

“I am the joint Managing Director the Forshaw Group Ltd. We provide a full building and restoration service to all major insurance companies and loss Adjusters across all insurable perils across the Northwest of England & North Wales.

We are experienced in all aspects of structural repairs and building restoration and reinstatement.


Past Chairman: Ron Mace – Shire

Training & Education Group Chair: Patrick Isaacs – Sedgwick UK

Tree Roots Claims Group Chair: Ian Brett-Pitt – Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd (BASE)

Exec Committee

Ashley Lowe – BWB Consulting
Gary Dalton – Zurich
Giles Carter – BVS Subsidence
Greg Rees – Claims Consortium
John Raftery – Helifix
Karl Evans – McLarens
Mark Lacy – Crawford & Company
Paul Duddle – Catalyst Claims
Rob Withers – ASUC
Shaun Kelly – Hawthorn Estates
Simon Macaulay – Aviva
Steve Wright – Graham High Group
Stuart Chandler – Stantec UK Limited
Tom Griffiths – Constructive Response Limited

Administration Team

Secretary: Lauren Fairley
Membership: Sarah Starling
Marketing:  Chloe Chisholm
Administration/ Events: Alice Williams

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