Covéa Insurance appoints new Corporate Development & Strategy Director

13th May 2019

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of James Gearey to the role of Corporate Development & Strategy Director. 

His appointment will be subject to regulatory approval.

James brings with him extensive experience gained in a variety of financial services organisations.  He was Director of Partnerships at Aviva UK between 2006 and 2008, before joining Siemens Financial Services, where he was CEO of their UK & Nordics business until 2017.  More recently, James was Managing Director of Commercial Risk Solutions at RSA.

James Reader, CEO of Covéa Insurance commented:  “I am delighted to welcome James to our Executive team. We have ambitious plans for our business and he brings a wealth of experience and skills to help ensure that we achieve those ambitions. As well as playing a leading role in driving our strategy, James will have a particular focus on the development of new partnerships, to enable us to deliver our exceptional levels of service to even more customers.”  

James Gearey commented:  “It’s great to be joining an award-winning business with such an excellent reputation for delivering market-leading insurance solutions and service. I am hugely excited by the opportunity to build on the platform that has been created by the company’s success to date, and contribute to the next stage of its development and growth.”

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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, generating over 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It 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.

Recently, Covéa Insurance were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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