New Thatcham chairman appointed

Mr Paton will chair a board drawn from representatives of Thatcham’s 34 members of major UK motor insurers.

Speaking of his appointment, Mr Paton said: “Over my 25 years in the insurance sector, I have seen the influence of Thatcham grow not just in the UK insurance and automotive sectors, but worldwide.

“The real value of the activities conducted are measured not just in claims management, but also in the increase in effective safety and security of motorists.

“As Thatcham approaches its 40