Covéa Insurance adds Carolyn Callan to commercial & HNW leadership team

11th December 2017

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Callan as its new Head of Small Business and Schemes.

Carolyn joins the insurer having previously held senior roles at Swinton & Towergate. She will be responsible for continuing to drive the profitable growth of the insurer’s small business and schemes business.

Carolyn has a wealth of experience in the SME market, having been responsible for setting up the commercial division of Swinton as Director of Commercial Insurance, and more recently, was responsible for business development and marketing strategy for Towergate’s SME and Advisory Broking operation.

Simon Cooter, Commercial Lines and HNW Director commented;

“We’re delighted that Carolyn has chosen to join us, she has extensive experience of the broker market and a proven track record of driving profitable growth in small business and e-trading. Her appointment will enable us to continue to develop our proposition to meet the needs of our brokers.”

The previous Head of Small Business and Schemes, Tim Grant, moves to a newly created role focused on innovation and business transformation in the insurer’s commercial lines & high net worth team. Tim’s role will complement existing activity taking place across the business and accelerate the pace of digital transformation and innovation to ensure that the business is able to continue to meet the rapidly changing needs of its broker partners and customers.

Cooter added;

“We are determined to ensure that our Commercial & HNW offering continues to evolve to meet the needs of our customers, needs that are changing at a faster pace than ever. Our priority of excelling in the underwriting and claims service remains central to this, but we believe that a clear focus on how those needs are likely to evolve in the next 3 to 5 years is essential in ensuring that we remain an insurer of choice.”  Tim’s appointment to this new role demonstrates our commitment to evolving and transforming our proposition to meet the needs of our broker partners.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covéa Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa (which includes the global reinsurer PartnerRe since July 2022). 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of UK customers, across a range of product lines; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  

Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos and holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business. Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber. In 2022 Covéa Insurance was named Insurer of the Year at the British Claims Awards and Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards.

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