Ashton West joined the MIB as Chief Executive in 2003 and retired in 2018. He has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years actively involved in claims and general management.
In addition to claims and general management, Ashton has participated in a number of industry initiatives. He was involved with the negotiation and operation of agreements to assist in the resolution of large scale industrial disease claims issues. He participated in the Working Party for the development of the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocols and the development of the Code of Best Practice on Rehabilitation.
In recognition for this work, he received the inaugural Outstanding Individual Achievement award at the Rehabilitation First Awards, the British Insurance Awards Achievement Award in 2010 and the Claims Innovation Outstanding Innovator Award in 2011.
Ashton was a founder member of the Civil Justice Council and is a current member of a number of Association of British Insurers (ABI) Committees including: Motor Committee, Industrial Disease Committee and Personal Injury Committee. He is currently also a director of Insurance Database Services Ltd, the Insurance Fraud Bureau and Chair of The Road Safety Trust.