Cloud-based location intelligence platform addresscloud has appointed flood modelling specialist Jill Boulton as an independent consultant as the business accelerates its product development strategy and looks ahead to future innovation in predictive and real-time peril modelling.

Jill has over 30 years’ insurance market experience, having spent the past 15 supporting insurers in the analysis and management of global flood risk as the Technical Director at JBA Risk Management. During this time, Jill was instrumental in establishing the use of JBA flood data within insurers, which has since become the industry standard for the UK and Ireland.  Prior to this, Jill pioneered the use of geographic information systems (GIS) at Aviva, creating the first Great British national flood map.

Working with Addresscloud, Jill will be responsible for driving forward the business’ existing product offering around flood, subsidence and climate change, as well as playing a pivotal role in the management of the company’s rapidly growing client base.

Mark Varley, founder and CEO of addresscloud commented:

“As we see the ever-increasing impacts of climate change around the world, weather-related risks such as flooding and subsidence are an increasing concern for insurers, and they need to be able to look further ahead to understand the impact of these risks across their whole portfolio.

Jill’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that all our clients have an accurate real-time understanding of the risks on their books, and benefit from the latest modelling techniques to help them prepare for the future.”

Jill Boulton added:

"I’m delighted to be joining the addresscloud team and look forward to applying my in-depth knowledge of flooding, subsidence and climate change to help them to continue to evolve their offering to meet the needs of the future-focused insurer.”