Former RBS sales chief joins LV Group broker.

ABC Insurance, part of the LV Group, has appointed former RBS sales chief Mike Crane as head of broker underwriting.

Crane spent the past six years at RBS, most recently as head of SME sales and servicing for NIG.

Crane will oversee the development and profitability of both the commercial and personal lines portfolios for the company. He will also manage ABC’s growing network of branches.

Phil Bunker, managing director of ABC Insurance, said: “Mike Crane is another valuable member of the senior management team at ABC. He brings a wealth of underwriting expertise, along with considerable experience of managing large teams and business critical projects.”

Crane said: “While the rest of the industry is experiencing a downturn, ABC, backed by the financial strength of the LV Group, is a fast growing business.

“This is an exciting time to be joining such a company, established exclusively to serve the broker marketplace, with flexible underwriting, service delivery and strong broker relationships at the heart of its offering.”