James Bolton


James Bolton, Director

James was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2016 having previously been on the Membership and Communications Committee since 2013. He acts as the Communication Leader for the Association as well as being part of the Finance Advisory Team.

James is a Chartered Accountant and qualified Insolvency Practitioner and is a director of Quest Group Holdings Limited.

“I enjoy using my accounting skills to analyse run-off balance sheets and portfolios for acquisition.  I also enjoy the management of such run-offs as they often bring a variety of different aspects and stimulating challenges. Working in legacy in the 1990s and 2000s typically meant acquiring knowledge of historic insurance pools, handling asbestos and pollution claims, and implementing collection and commutation strategies on the reinsurance asset.  These developed skills are then tailored and improved to successfully address whatever run-off challenges presently arise.

I was proud to be asked to join the IRLA Board, and I have found it to be a collaborative and pro-active Board, full of experience and brimming with positive ideas for change and improvement. IRLA is about reputation, market expertise, and networking. You need to get to know people to bring in new business and this works for me.”

Telephone: +44 (0) 7900 227 760
Email:  jbolton@quest-group.co.uk

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