Douglas’s actuarial duties will be assumed by AA head of actuarial Jay Stewart

AA actuarial and panel management director Simon Douglas left the broker this week after seven years with the company.

Insurance Times understands he is taking a break before exploring future career options.

During his time at the AA Douglas oversaw the pricing and the relationship between the AA and its panel, and was instrumental in developing different products.

He also represented AA Insurance in government consultations and on industry bodies and regularly commented on issues, such as young driver education, fraud, uninsured drivers, pricing and Flood Re.

AA Insurance managing director Janet Connor said: “Simon will be missed in the organisation and I and the rest of the team are sorry to see him go. 

“Over recent weeks he has been particularly helpful in ensuring both my own smooth integration in the new appointment as managing director of insurance and my understanding of the business. 

“He has made an enormous contribution to the success of our insurance operation, especially during a time of considerable change both in the industry and within the AA.”

The broker said Douglas latterly steered reforms within AA Insurance that helped pave the way for the organisation’s stock exchange listing, which included the appointment of Janet Connor. 

Following its June flotation, in August Chris Jansen and Andy Boland stepped down as AA chief executive and chief financial officer, respectively.

Executive chairman Bob Mackenzie is now heading up the company.

A spokesman said further management positions within AA were under review and it was not yet clear whether or not Douglas would be directly replaced.

In the meantime Jay Stewart, head of actuarial at the AA, has assumed Simon Douglas’s actuarial responsibilities.