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!”




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 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

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 won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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