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Sedgwick announces new leadership appointments in Australia

SYDNEY, June 3, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology‐enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced several key appointments to expand its services and professional expertise in Australia.

Kimberley Daley was recently named head of professional services, and now four new appointments join the Australia leadership team, including:

  • Leon Briggs, head of property.
  • Emma Levett, head of forensic advisory services.
  • Margot De Villiers, head of marine.
  • Johanna Agar, capability development manager.

Briggs joins the Australia professional services division following 30 years in New Zealand with Sedgwick, the last eight as Sedgwick’s national chief adjuster. Internationally regarded as a talented adjuster, Briggs has extensive experience managing some of Asia-Pacific’s largest and most complex property losses. He is the former president of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA) and is currently treasurer of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association. Known for his development of expert adjusters within the business, Briggs will manage key claims and oversee the quality of Sedgwick’s property adjusting team across Australia.

Levett is a certified practicing accountant (CPA), having specialised in financial investigations and forensic accounting for the last 16 years, including as an expert witness on large commercial fraud losses. Having led a forensic accounting team in London, she returned to Australia and established a specialised, insurance-focused forensic accounting division. She joined Sedgwick in 2019 as a partner in forensic advisory services, where she has built the company’s expert fraud capability. Levett exemplifies a sense of care for people in the workplace and demonstrates a strong commitment to clients and charity work. Her new role encompasses leading Sedgwick’s growing forensic advisory teams, including insurance, litigation, cyber, fraud investigation and class actions.

De Villiers is a senior marine surveyor holding professional membership in the International Institute of Marine Surveying. Her career spans more than 20 years in the insurance and surveying profession in Africa, where she has specialised in marine cargo. Upon joining Sedgwick five years ago, she was quickly recognised for her skills and was appointed national marine cargo manager for Australia. De Villiers is a recent graduate of Sedgwick’s “Women in Motion” program, which provides leadership development to up-and-coming female leaders.

Agar returns to Sedgwick in a newly created role, in which she will lead a specialised team of trainers to work within the company’s global learning framework to support the development of our experts. This enhanced approach will include the already successful protégé program developing future claims professionals and underpins Sedgwick’s focus on adopting innovative ways of working.

“Sedgwick’s continued progress as a company is built on our rich heritage of world-class claims handling and responding to the largest claims where the very best professionals come to work,” Daley said. “These four appointments reflect not only our ability to offer opportunities for our outstanding colleagues, but also strengthen our commitment to developing our profession’s future experts and industry leaders.”

About Sedgwick Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and expertise of more than 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

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