Gross written premium (1999):

Gross written premium (1999):


Year company established:

UK head office:
The Pearl Centre
Lynch Wood, Peterborough
tel: 01733 474 475
fax: 01733 472 323


Company history:
Pearl Insurance is one of the longest established insurance companies in the UK, with around £17bn in assets under management. Pearl offers a wide range of products including endowments, pensions, life assurance and investment products as well as general insurance covering home, contents and motor insurance.

In 1989 Pearl became part of the giant Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP), one of the largest insurance groups in the world. AMP demutualised in 1998. The company opened the Pearl Centre, its new purpose-built headquarters in Peterborough in 1992. Around 2,700 people are based there

Chief officer:
Rodney Cook, managing director

Main classes of business:
property and motor account for approximately 60% and 25% of general business respectively

Key general insurance personnel:
John Simmonds, director of general insurance
Mark Williams, GB development manager
Martin Cooper, head of finance GB
Paul Thomas, GB national sales manager
Steve Maddock, head of claims GB
Andrea Burchett, GB head of marketing