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

Fran Marsden – DAC Beachcroft

Gary Dalton – Zurich Insurance

Giles Carter – Crawford & Company

Greg Rees – Claims Consortium Group

Ian Brett-Pitt – Best Answer Subsidence Engineering Ltd

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

Marketing: Emily Rainforth

Events / Admin: Alice Williams

Finance / Accounts: Diane O’Dell

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