Loss adjuster's commercial director resigns after five months

GAB Robins UK commercial director Ian Finlayson has left the company after only five months in the job. This takes the number of senior executives to have left the loss adjuster over the past 18 months to 20.

Nigel Clarke, regional director at GAB Robins, has also resigned though the two decisions were unrelated, according to chief executive Kieran Rigby.

"Ian has decided to take up a role outside the loss adjusting sector. He was approached by another company to pursue other interests in a different field.

"Nigel has decided to leave after reviewing his position for sometime. I think he will stay in this sector but I don't know where he is going," said Rigby.

Finlayson was appointed from CMGL in May by Rigby. At the time, Rigby said: "Ian's appointment is a reflection of my total commitment to a profitable growth strategy for GAB Robins in the coming years.

"Ian will work closely with me and will have overall responsibility for business development, client services activities and all non-field operations including our TPA business, Robins Claim Solutions."

This week Rigby said that he had no regrets in placing Finlayson in the role.

GAB Robins has seen numerous staff losses over the past two years (see box), most recently David Walker, UK sales and marketing director, who is now working at Cunningham Lindsey as a client services director.

UK finance director Colin Mason also left the company in May to pursue his career elsewhere. He will be replaced by Paul Brown as head of finance.

Rigby said he had placed five new adjusters recently and would be looking "outside the usual quarters" for a replacement for Finlayson.

"I'm happy with the team I have and now hope to strengthen it," said Rigby.