Thank you to The Insurer for their wonderful tribute to Roy Laker (1949-2022). Roy was head of ACORD’s London operations at a critical time, leading the expansion of ACORD Data Standards throughout London and global markets.
"When it comes to process efficiencies, the London market and technology have often been awkward bedfellows. One notable exception, however, is the ACORD system of data standards...Roy Laker, who sadly passed away last week, was the man responsible for bringing ACORD to London...Under Laker’s leadership ACORD in the UK became the preeminent standard-setting body."
Roy's impact on ACORD, our industry, and our community is still felt today. We are fortunate to have known him as a colleague and a friend.