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Max Carruthers

Max Carruthers

Non-Executive Chairman

Max’s career has spanned over 40 years in the insurance industry, with a large proportion in board level positions for insurance companies, brokers, loss adjusters and software companies.

He has targeted highly entrepreneurial organisations, often backed by private equity and more recently has held posts at Towergate, as Group Operations Director and Axa UK, as COO of the Intermediary Division. Since 2014 Max has formed his own consultancy supplying support and advice to the financial services industry He is also chairman or NED of a number of substantial companies in the insurance and financial services software arenas as well as supporting a number of start up or early stage tech companies.

As Non-Executive Chairman for Absolute, Max provides guidance and advice, as well as providing strategic direction across the business and particularly within our technology offering.

Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer

Bill has been building and growing technology teams in technology product and consulting groups for 30 years. He has built and lead teams and businesses in Dublin, Amsterdam, Boston and London.

For the last 10 years, Bill has been focused on serving the Insurance market - primarily the UK insurance market with solutions that are always focused on data and technology. He restructured and pivoted the location services business, Mapflow, into a high growth, global Insurance sector business with prestigious customers in North and South America, Europe and AsiaPac. He sold Mapflow to LexisNexis in 2013 at which point he assumed responsibility for the growth of the LexisNexis Insurance UK business. During his time as MD of LexisNexis Insurance UK, the business developed organically as well as through the further notable acquisitions of Wunelli (the leading insurance telematics solution) and IIL (the leading insurance data delivery platform).

As CEO, Bill brings a powerful blend of large corporate and technology startup experience with which to lead the strategic development of the Absolute Partnership group.

Colin Hawes

Colin Hawes

Insurance Services Director

Colin began his Insurance career at Guardian Royal Exchange and qualified as an ACII in 1981. He then went on to work at Lombard Continental before taking up a role at Independent Insurance, where he held various claims roles, eventually becoming London Market Claims Manager. Upon leaving Independent, Colin was one of the founders of Fusion Insurance Services and was UK Claims Manager until 2006, when he established his own insurance claims consultancy HMA Ltd.

Colin has had a longstanding relationship with David Beardsworth and Nigel Strongitharm, which led to HMA being integrated with Absolute and Colin becoming a Director. Colin is responsible for our overall Insurance Services business.

Jill Battley

Jill Battley

Policing and Security Advisor

Jill was Head of Intelligence at New Scotland Yard for the Serious Crime Directorate and has a broad range of experience as a Senior Investigating Officer. Her extensive UK and international investigative expertise has been at strategic and operational levels including latterly working abroad in a high-risk environment.

Since returning to London her focus is on supporting corporate clients across the public and private sector to prevent and reduce the vulnerabilities and cost of fraud by using the right technologies.

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E-Witness

Obtain witness statements from any location, at any time using Absolute’s pioneering video technology.

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E-Screen

A meticulous approach to corporate and employment screening. Arming organisations with the full facts needed to make confident decisions.

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Thirdeye®

Award-winning technology, with the ability to read thousands of documents each second to detect and manage suspicious leads.

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360° ABSOLUTE

A cutting-edge consolidation tool for the analysis and examination of big data, to predict and mitigate fraud.

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AVA UK

The definitive catalogue of every car in the UK. Validating vehicle identity, to aid the fight against insurance fraud and vehicle crime.

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