Simon set up Charles Taylor's award winning Special Investigations Unit in 2008. Since then, he and his team have developed the unit into an end-to-end global claims validation service; working for over 20 high-profile clients and conducting fraud and factual investigations all over the world for travel, PHI, EL, PL, life and other insurance product lines.
During this time, Simon also took on the role of conference director for the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group (IFIG), for just over 2 years. In addition, he has been heavily involved in various different steering groups in the travel insurance industry, including being part of the IFB's travel insurance fraud strategic threat assessment working group.
Simon and his team have contributed to BBC 1's 'Claimed and Shamed' fraud programme for over 4 years; taking part in 8 different series to successfully educate the public about travel insurance fraud.
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Dr. Gillingham is the Chief Medical Officer of Fairmount International, a consulting firm specializing in developing customized programs for travelers seeking medical care abroad. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with post graduate training at the University of Southern California. He is a co-founder and former Chief Medical Officer of GeoBlue, a leading international health insurance company. During his twenty-two-year tenure at GeoBlue, he was responsible for the development of their medical policies and case management programs for global travelers. He also was instrumental in forging a partnership with Anthem Blue Cross.
Dr. Gillingham spent thirty years as an emergency room physician in Los Angeles as the emergency medicine chief of the Westlake Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital. He was also an attending physician at the UCLA Medical Center, and a physician advisor for Anthem Blue Cross of California.
Emanuele Scansani is Director of Partnerships & Strategic Relations for Riskline, a leading travel risk intelligence company in operation since 2007 and based in Denmark.
Emanuele is a plurilingual expert in global security and travel safety issues, who holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as an MSc in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Emanuele is currently based in Barcelona having lived in China for eight years following graduation.