Latham wants better relationship with insurers.

Chris Latham, general manager for Kindertons Accident Management Limited, has joined the executive committee of the Accident Management Association.

Kindertons were recently voted the 'Credit Hire Organisation of the Year' by accident repairers across the UK.

Chris states, "With the current issues, challenges and media interest in credit hire it's good to be more closely involved with the association that is striving to protect and promote the industry for the benefit of its customers and member firms.

“By working through the association we hope to encourage insurers to speed up claim settlements with resulting cost savings to them and credit hire organisations."

Tony Baker, AMA director general, said: "It is good to have Chris on board, Kindertons are well established and respected in our Industry. Chris's experience and good working relationships with all parties can only benefit the association.

“It is imperative we work better with insurers as insurer inefficiency in settling non-fault accident claims is starting to impact adversely on motor insurance premiums.

“We must ensure it does not impact on the delivery of a first class service to innocent motorists involved in an accident."