Elizabeth West

National Catastrophe Manager

National Catastrophe Manager

Telephone: Office General: (03) 8646 9666
Office Direct: (03) 8646 9654
Mobile: 0439 391 365
Email: elizabeth.west@crawco.com.au

Summary of Experience
Elizabeth West has nearly 30 years experience in the insurance industry working within the UK and Australia.  She joined Crawford in 2003 to set up and manage an internal claims handling division and was appointed National CAT Manager in 2003 following the Melbourne storms.

Elizabeth has successfully managed Crawford's response to several weather related events where national response has been required.  These include Cyclone Larry, the Brisbane storms, the Victorian Bushfire tragedy and more recently the hail storms in both Melbourne and Perth in March 2010.  Elizabeth's role in co-ordinating customers and the CAT team was pivotal in a very successful outcome from these events, both operationally and financially.

Prior to joining Crawford, Elizabeth had an extensive career with Aon, handling multi-million dollar claims for major financial institutions in the London and European markets.