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The CILA International SIG represents those members who are based and/or work outside of the UK and Ireland. Whilst the methods and approaches to claims handling vary throughout the world, CILA members have a common commitment to professional and ethical standards. The CILA International SIG committee looks to support international members by encouraging global accessibility of Institute resources, regional Institute activity and networking amongst members.

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SIG Committee

Council Representative

Candy Holland - Echelon


James Grima - McLarens

Committee Members

  • Paul Handy – Crawford & Company
  • Andrew Homewood
  • George Moss – vrs Vericlaim UK Ltd
  • Angus Tucker – Lorega Solutions

Regional Representatives

  • Continental Europe: John Amos – John Amos Partnership
  • Middle East: Brian Clark - Crawford & Company
  • Africa: David S Russell – Mardee Services Ltd
  • Latin America: Richard Gross - Integra
  • North America and the Caribbean: David Jamison – AXIS International Ltd
  • Asia: Tony Chapman - McLarens 

Latest Updates

Once an exclusively European concept, data privacy laws are booming globally. While most European data privacy laws are based around a common EC Directive, lawmakers in Asia Pacific have adopted and developed a wide range of privacy principles to address their particular needs.

Kennedys have compiled a reference guide for the main jurisdictions in the region, comparing the various principles which make up each country’s data privacy law.

Kennedys reference guide to Asia-Pacific data privacy laws

The Indian insurance sector has historically been highly regulated. Despite this, until recently, there were no specific regulatory norms prescribed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) pertaining to protection of information and data received and created by insurers.

The following article has kindly been provided by Kennedys who are lead sponsors of the CILA’s Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG.

In the frame: the introduction of a regulatory cyber security framework for Indian insurers

The EU's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018 but its impact is not limited to European businesses. Australian businesses with European customers or staff may be affected too.

The following article has kindly been provided by Kennedys who are lead sponsors of the CILA’s Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG.

The General Data Protection Regulation: How will it affect Australian businesses?

Wildfires are rarely out of the news at the moment and their frequency, and intensity, is increasing. Whilst North America and Mediterranean Europe have suffered the most recent devastating losses, the risk of UK wildfires exists and this risk is growing. The following reports have been prepared by Kennedys and explore the subject from a UK and US perspective. Kennedys are lead sponsors of the CILA Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG.

Wildfires Report

Wildfire Liability from a US Perspective


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