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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Appoints James Burton as Insurance Managing Director, to Lead Business’s Next Phase of Innovation and Growth


LONDON — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the data, advanced analytics and technology provider to the U.K. and Ireland insurance markets, has appointed James Burton as Managing Director, Insurance, U.K. and Ireland, effective 1 April 2023.    

Burton previously served as vice president of product management, insurance, U.K. and Ireland. He has worked for LexisNexis Risk Solutions for seven years and has been responsible for the management and execution of the product strategy across the business. 

Prior to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Burton held a number of product and analytical roles across loyalty, credit risk and debt management for organisations such as Ikano Bank and Equifax and spent  a number of years as a Government Bond Trader. He holds a master's degree in economics from Nottingham University.  

Bill Madison, CEO, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions said: “James is the ideal candidate to lead our U.K and Ireland business. He is a seasoned leader with nearly two decades of deep knowledge and experience in the insurance and financial services sectors, having forged strong relationships with customers and industry partners, helping solidify the company as a data and advance analytics provider of choice. These qualities have played no small part in the success of some of our most recent innovations to solve key market challenges ― from ghost broking to ADAS awareness. We are pleased James has taken up this new position.” 

James Burton, Managing Director, U.K. and Ireland, for LexisNexis Risk Solutions said:  “Insurance providers are facing a host of regulatory, environmental and economic challenges.  At the same time, consumer expectations have heightened. Our business exists to help insurance providers make more accurate risk decisions from quote to claim to help ensure their customers have the correct cover for their needs at a fair price, while protecting insurance providers’ profitability. I am delighted to take up this position at such an exciting time in our business growth as we roll out a series of innovations to bring unique, actionable insights around properties, vehicles and claims histories.” 

James Burton replaces Jeffrey Skelton who is now leading ICIS®, a brand of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, part of RELX.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses across multiple industries and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions and RELX.

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