GWP less treaty (2001): £610m

Co-operative Insurance Society

Address: Miller Street, Manchester, M60 OAL

Tel: 0161 832 8686
Fax: 0161 837 5972

GWP less treaty (2001): £610m

Co-operative Insurance Society

Address: Miller Street, Manchester, M60 OAL

Tel: 0161 832 8686
Fax: 0161 837 5972

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Year established: 1867

History: Co-operative Insurance Society was founded in 1867 by pioneers of the UK Co-oper ative movement.

Initially providing commercial insurance for the growing number of co-operative retail societies, CIS began to offer life assurance in 1886, subsequently developing a range of personal

insurance products.

Its status as a company was changed to that of co-operative society in 1899 and from that date it began to transact industrial branch life assurance.

Chief officer: David Hollas

Biography: David Hollas was appointed chief general manager at CIS in 1997. Previously a deputy chief general manager, he joined the society in 1964 and has held a number of

senior management positions, including that of appointed actuary.

UK staff (average for 2002): 10,740

Main lines of business: property, motor and liability