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

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 Chair

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.

Immediate Past Chair

Ron Mace – Shire Structures

Rest of Executive Committee

Ashley Lowe – BWB Consulting Ltd
Gary Dalton – Zurich Insurance
Greg Rees – Claims Consortium Group
Ian Brett-Pitt – Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd
John Raftery – Helifix Ltd
Karl Evans – McLarens
Mark Scoble – Sedgwick Repair Solutions UK
Patrick Isaacs – Sedgwick UK
Paul Duddle – Catalyst Services UK Ltd
Rob Withers – Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors
Shaun Kelly – Hawthorn Estates (NW) Ltd
Steve Wright – Graham High Group Ltd
Stuart Chandler – Stantec UK Ltd
Tom Griffiths – Constructive Response Ltd

Administration Team

Secretary: Lauren Fairley

Membership: Sarah Starling

Events / Admin: Alice Williams

Finance / Accounts: Diane O’Dell

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