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 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 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, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels. Employing over 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. 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.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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