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Claim Central names new CEO as founder takes up new role

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Claim Central Consolidated has named Eben le Roux as Group CEO, replacing Brian Siemsen who will move into the newly created position of Executive Director.

The changes take effect on July 1, the global claims solutions provider announced in a statement.

Mr le Roux has been working with the business for 15 months as COO and MD for Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

Before joining the business, he was Group CFO of Waco International, a multinational equipment rental and industrial services business.

Mr Siemsen, who has led the company as Group CEO since starting the business 20 years ago, says the changes are designed to ensure the continued growth of Claim Central Consolidated.

“This structure positions us very well to take the group into the next phase of our strategy,” Mr Siemsen said. “We’re passionate about building strong and sustainable growth into the future and to do that we need the right people in the right seats, working shoulder to shoulder to achieve our goals.”

He says in his new role, he will be back at the “coal face” working strategically with key clients and partners.

He will also be focusing on the strategic oversight of the group’s new ventures, business development and brand and marketing functions.

“I’m particularly keen to get more hands on with the launch of our new technology brand, Wilbur, throughout 2021,” Mr Siemsen said.

The business announced last week the launch of Wilbur, the new brand for its global technology business and platforms.

Mr le Roux says the business has made good progress in building out and offering Wilbur products such as Wilbur Claims Manager, Wilbur Live and Wilbur Repair locally and in the US with substantial opportunity for further growth.

“I think our key clients and shareholders will feel the positive impact of [Mr Siemsen’s] role change,” he said. “I’ve never seen him more motivated to get out amongst it again.”