New appointments strengthen Covéa Insurance's regional leadership team

27th May

To support the development of regional broker business, Covéa Insurance is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new regional managers to lead its Midlands and Northern branches. David Aslin takes over in the Midlands and David Brown the North.

David Aslin joins from Arista, where he was regional director for the South West and Wales. David will lead the operation for the Midlands region, encompassing the company’s Birmingham and Bristol offices. David Brown, previously Head of Broker Market in Scotland for Zurich, has taken up the role of regional manager for the Northern branch offices of Covéa Insurance based in Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester.

They both join Covéa Insurance’s South region manager, Lee Venamore, who was promoted from within the organisation at the end of 2015 to lead the Chelmsford, Reading and West Malling branches. The trio, together with their team of regional development managers across the country, now complete the regional leadership structure, and take responsibility for all trading and customer development activity in their territories

The Covéa Insurance regional teams are committed to developing relationships with brokers in their area, providing local support and driving business growth with the company’s regional partner brokers.

Keith Hector, Director of Regional Operations commented:

“These appointments represent further demonstration of our ambition and desire to provide the very best trading service and support to our regional Partner Brokers. I’m delighted to secure such high calibre, experienced and talented people to lead our branch network. Together David, Lee and David will plan and lead the next stage of the development of our regional business.”

The Covéa Insurance regional proposition is stronger than ever, incorporating a broad range of Commercial and High Net Worth products and experienced personnel, with new larger premises in Birmingham and Manchester to create an even greater regional presence.

Keith added:

“These appointments support our strong, stable regional proposition to brokers and will help us to continue to capitalise on opportunities for mutual growth with our regional brokers, particularly in the commercial and high net worth product lines where we have a number of significant developments in the pipeline. Watch this space!”

 

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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.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

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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