Sam Hovey made chief financial officer, following stints at HSBC Insurance Brokers and Ratner Mackenzie

Cooper Gay has appointed Sam Hovey as chief financial officer for its UK business.

Hovey joined Cooper Gay in April 2008 as group financial controller. Qualified ACA in 1999, she held a number of finance roles in the London broking market prior to joining Cooper Gay, including positions at HSBC Insurance Brokers and Rattner Mackenzie, formerly part of the HCC Group.

Cooper Gay chief executive James Summers said “We are delighted that Sam is bringing her unique blend of experience and pragmatism to Cooper Gay & Co. Ltd. As our Company evolves, Sam’s leadership will ensure that our financial stewardship continues to be of the highest quality.”