Ian Gibbs is a National Technical Manager in Sedgwick. His background is in the insurance sector, project managing claims for and repairs of domestic and commercial buildings. He has developed a service to the insurance market, to minimise the impact of wet peril claims and providing flood resilient advice and repairs to customers.
Ian has been a member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Property Flood Resilience Roundtable for several years and is currently Vice-Chair. He is on the Steering Committee of the Environment Agency (EA) Resilience Pathfinder Projects which is driving the uptake of flood resilience and part of the CIWEM team delivering flood resilience training to the EA and the wider flood community. He works closely with Universities researching into flood resilience, to advance the understanding of the intersection of flooding and insurance. His work in these groups provides him the opportunity to influence the thinking on future flood response.