Woodgate and Clark has appointed new senior fraud investigator Sarah Durkin as its, who began her new role in September and now reports to Marie Quinn, head of Counter Fraud.
Her role will focus on delivering a customer and client focussed investigation service and will reportedly play a “key part” in delivering Woodgate and Clark’s counter fraud strategy, which combines technology with “more traditional” detection and investigative skills to detect and prevent fraud across the insurance lifecycle.
Durkin brings with her 26 years of investigative and counter fraud experience, including seven years in the insurance industry.
Previously she fulfilled a variety of roles in the public and private sectors, including the police service and HM Customs and Excise. She joins the firm from Sedgwick where she was previously a commercial investigator.
Quinn said: “Sarah is a highly experienced fraud investigator who will add significantly to our counter fraud proposition for insurance clients.
“There is particular concern in our industry about the opportunity provided by the pandemic for fraudulent behaviour, and it is important that we marry the right people with the latest technological tools to stay one step ahead of fraudsters looking to exploit the pandemic.”
She added: “Loss adjusting has a pivotal role to play in assisting insurers identify and deal with claims and underwriting fraud, and it’s great that Sarah is joining the team now, as she will give a further boost to our anti-fraud proposition.”
Durkin said: “Woodgate and Clark are committed to investing in fraud prevention and detection, both technology and people, and I am excited to be joining Marie and the team to support our insurer partners in the ongoing fight against fraud.”