Consultant, Market & Public Affairs
Steve was Keoghs' Director of Market & Public Affairs and was responsible for our thought leadership strategy including liaison with the ABI, Government and the Judiciary. More recently, he has moved into a consultancy role, continuing to offer his considerable experience in both claims strategies and lobbying to our clients. Steve is currently focused on the Government's ambition to further reform RTA compensation and adapting our legal framework to accommodate semi and fully autonomous vehicles.
Steve joined Keoghs from Zurich Insurance in October 2009, where he was the UK Technical Claims Manager and was also heavily involved in representing the interests of both Zurich and the wider insurance industry through government lobbying. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Latest Insights by Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas, Director of Market & Public Affairs, reflects on the first three months of the Conservative majority Government and recent announcements affecting personal injury compensation.
Client Alerts 14/07/2015
The Claims Management Regulation Unit (CMRU) released its annual report on 13th July providing an important overview and stocktake of the CMC industry over the last 12 months.
Will we ever trust the pollsters again? After what was billed for weeks, if not months, as the election that was just too tight to call with predictions of a hung parliament, the Conservatives produce a majority victory and form the new Government.
Client Alerts 13/04/2015
Whilst much of the attention has been focused on fundamental dishonesty, the Government has also brought forward rules against inducements to make a personal injury claim. These rules come into force today - 13th April 2015 - by way of a Commencement Order.
Client Alerts 06/03/2015
On 6th March 2015, the influential Transport Select Committee (TSC) published its report on “motoring of the future”.
Client Alerts 12/02/2015
On 11th February 2015, the Department for Transport (DfT) released their response to the summer 2014 Green Paper on the future of driverless cars in the UK. In an upbeat action plan entitled “The Pathway to Driverless Cars” the Government set out their vision and next steps to move to more autonomous vehicles.