Noble replaces departed Kate Banks

Broking group Brightside has hired former Zurich UK HR operations head Suzie Noble as chief people officer.

She will join the company on 14 March.

Brightside’s previous chief people officer, Kate Banks, left the broker in October last year to join legal expenses insurer DAS as director of human resources.

In her new role at Brightside, Noble will report to executive chairman Mark Cliff and join the group executive team.

Cliff said: “[Noble] is a highly experienced HR professional, and we will benefit hugely from her knowledge of working at the heart of a number of leading UK financial services businesses.”

Noble added: “Brightside is going through several operational and structural changes as it positions itself for growth. I am thrilled to be joining Mark and the team at this critical time. I look forward to playing a leading role in further developing the culture and performance of the group.”