Personal Lines- New Leadership Appointments

24th September 2015

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce two senior leadership appointments. Sue Coffey has been promoted to Director of Intermediated Distribution, Personal Lines and Gary Yeates has been promoted to Director of Pricing & Underwriting, Personal Lines. Both Sue and Gary will report to John Blundell, who, as part of his new role as Deputy CEO, will take Executive responsibility for the company’s intermediated personal lines business.

These leadership appointments are central to the on-going development of the company’s personal lines broker relationships and the continued profitable growth of Covéa Insurance’s personal lines business.

Commenting on the new appointments, John Blundell said:

"We’re establishing a structure that fosters even closer working relationships between our distribution, product development, underwriting and pricing functions so that we can continue to develop and build our technical capabilities to deliver even stronger solutions for our broker partners.

“Sue and Gary, with their extensive market experience, are ideally placed to lead these teams and will ensure we continue to provide the best possible service to our broker partners, and take full advantage of the increased opportunities available to us as a result of the integration of our businesses.”

Covéa Insurance and Sterling are currently pursuing a Part VII transfer which will see all policies underwritten by Sterling Insurance Company transferred into Covéa Insurance. The process is expected to complete on 31st December 2015.

 

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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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