Covéa Insurance adds Carolyn Callan to commercial & HNW leadership team

11th December

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.”

 

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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France and served 11.5 million policyholders, generating over 16.3 billion Euros in premiums in 2016.  

Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, designed to meet the needs of most individuals and businesses. Employing over 1500 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and featuring in the 2015 and 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-sized Best Companies to Work For. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

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