Personal Lines- New Leadership Appointments

24th September

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 16.3 billion Euros in premiums in 2017.  

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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