Appointments form part of bureau’s new strategy to manage fraud across all product types

John O'Roarke

The IFB has made two new additions to its supervisory board.

Zurich UK general insurance chief underwriting officer Cecile Fresneau and RSA head of claims control Mike Curley were approved as board members at the supervisory board’s first meeting of the year, yesterday.

These appointments form part of the IFB’s new strategy to manage fraud across all product types and build an intelligence-sharing infrastructure for the industry.

Supervisory board chair John O’Roarke (pictured) said: “It is well documented that the IFB is undertaking a new strategic direction by extending its management of organised fraud into other product lines.

“The expansion of the IFB from its historical focus signals the statement of intent from the insurance industry to clamp down on all forms of fraud to protect the premiums of honest policy holders.

“The appointments of Cecile Fresneau and Mike Curley bring further experience and insight to the Board at this important stage in the evolution of the Bureau and the industry’s collective fight against fraud.”

Commenting on her appointment Fresneau said: “As the IFB evolves from providing a tactical solution to organised motor fraud to becoming a strategic organisation, capable of coordinating organised fraud disruption across multiple product lines, there is much work to be done to ensure that the Bureau delivers for its customers and the wider industry.”

Curley added: “The IFB has established itself at the heart of the industry’s fraud detection capabilities and it has now been entrusted to develop and manage fraud risks across all product types. This is a responsibility that I and my fellow board members take extremely seriously.”