It’s important that Davies ’position its business units and leadership’ to best serve its clients, says chief executive

Technology supplier Davies yesterday (27 February 2023) revealed a new organisational structure that aligns its core businesses units to simplify operations.

The move has been supplemented with senior promotions across the newly aligned operating units, with group changes effective from 1 March 2022.

Davies will incorporate specific operating units into three major operating businesses – Davies Global Solutions, Davies UK and Ireland and Davies US – to enable the group to focus its investment and growth plans.

The promotions will see Mark Grocott become chief executive of Davies Global Solutions and Allison Carr become chief executive of the UK and Ireland operating unit.

Davies US will continue to be led by Matt Button.

Investing in people

Dan Saulter, group chief executive of Davies, said: “Our success in recent years is linked in part to our ability to stay agile, to adapt our structure and to provide new solutions to our clients across the world.

“As we embark on our next phase of international growth and investment, it is important that we position our business units and leadership so we can best serve our 1,500 plus clients across the globe.”

The reorganisation of the business will see Davies Global Solutions incorporate the firm’s high organic growth consulting and technology and insurance services divisions under a new chief executive, creating a team of over 1,000 staff operating across ten countries.

This unit will be led by Grocott, who previously held various senior roles across his 22-year career with the firm including chief digital officer and most recently as chief executive of consulting and technology for the group.

Steven Crabb, chief executive of insurance services, will continue in his existing role and report to Grocott.

Newly created Davies UK and Ireland will see the firm bring together its claims solutions UK and Ireland and legal solutions businesses under new chief executive Carr, creating a team to deliver claims third party administration (TPA), adjusting, legal services, supply chain, technology and ancillary services to its clients across the UK and Ireland.

Carr has held various senior executive roles over a 21-year career with Davies and Keoghs. Most recently, she was chief executive of Davies’ Legal Solutions arm, known as Keoghs.

Kath Mainon, chief executive of Claims Solutions UK and Ireland, will continue in her role and report to Carr.

Saulter added: “My congratulations to Carr and Grocott on their respective promotions. I am pleased that once again we’ve been able to promote internally.

“Investing in our people and giving them opportunities for career development is central to our success, alongside our employee ownership culture.”

Davies US, on the other hand, was formed in 2022 when the firm brought together its US claims TPA and adjusting services with its risk, audit, inspections and actuarial services.

US chief executive Button has held various senior roles at the firm over his eight-year tenure, including leading the firm’s global M&A programme.