David Williams / managing director, Underwriting & Technical Services, AXA UK

David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, Managing Director Claims and Managing Director Underwriting

David is very active in lobbying the government, particularly with regard to problems with claims farming and compensation culture. In 2018 he was recognised as Social Media Influencer of the year, and in 2019 he won both the Insurance Post Claims Achievement Award and was named Insurance Personality of the Year at the British Insurance Awards.

David leads AXA’s work on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, including work with five Government backed Consortia (including Venturer, UK Autodrive and Flourish) and is Chair of the ABI Autonomous Driving Insurance Group and the ABI Motor Committee, Chair of the RISCAuthority, and is a Board Member of the Fire Protection Association.