RSA’s UK & International business appoints Tony Buckle and Rob Gibbs as managing directors of GRS and CRS, respectively

RSA’s UK & International business has appointed two new managing directors.

Tony Buckle joins from Swiss Re and will head up Global Risk Solutions (GRS), while Rob Gibbs, who has been at RSA since he was a graduate in 1998, has been appointed managing director of Commercial Risk Solutions (CRS).

Tony and Rob will both report to Steve Lewis, chief executive of RSA UK & International, and join the UK executive board.

Lewis said: “I am delighted to welcome Tony to the team. He joins us at a pivotal moment in our journey to best in class, and brings with him a strong pedigree of leadership and managing specialist commercial relationships. We will benefit across our sector specialisms and branches from his expertise and track record in driving operating and distribution effectiveness, and profitable growth.

“Rob has been an influential leader within RSA’s commercial operations, most recently as director of our Motability partnership, which has gone from strength to strength under his management. He has a fantastic track record for delivering growth and building strategic long-term partnerships and brings a deep understanding of the UK commercial insurance market to this new role. I’m very pleased to welcome Rob to the UK & International executive team.

“These appointments add strength and depth of experience to our business and leadership as we support our customers to adapt and respond to a changing risk landscape.”

Buckle added: “I am delighted to be joining RSA. In a challenging market, RSA has the experience, focus and expertise to deliver truly world class and unique solutions to its clients. I am thoroughly looking forward to contributing to the next phase of the RSA story.”

Finally, Gibbs concluded: “I am excited to be taking the helm at CRS and making sure our focus on developing strong long-term relationships with brokers, partners and customers continues to grow and evolve with the market. To ensure our fantastic team is equipped to deliver the best products and service out there, we’ll be continuing to invest in new technology, tools and refreshed propositions underpinned by a strong level of capability.”

Both appointments are subject to regulatory approval.