Underwriter and regional sales manager appointed

Covéa has expanded its southern trading team with hires from Towergate and NIG.

Jonny Gilmore has joined as a senior regional underwriter to develop Covéa’s commercial accounts after ten years as a commercial underwriter at NIG.

Martin Rees has joined from Towergate, where he was a regional sales manager for its managing general agent Fusion.  At Covéa he will be responsible for broker development in the South West and Wales.

Covéa head of south Keith Hector said: “Bringing Martin, Jonny and Gareth into the South team is further evidence of our commitment to building on our successful regional operation, delivering a high quality and experienced trading operation for our brokers”.

The hires come as Covéa looks to grow its commercial book to £170m by 2016.