Phillip Bird will work with the distribution and pricing teams to develop the business with Covéa’s broker partners

Covéa has hired Phillip Bird to head up its personal lines underwriting department.

In his new role Bird will be responsible for developing the personal lines underwriting business.

He will work closely with Covea’s distribution and pricing teams to develop the business with new and existing broker partners.

Bird was the former underwriting and claims director at Groupama. After seven years at Groupama he moved on to roles at the Motor Insurance Bureau and the Insurance Fraud Bureau and most recently, ran his own brokerage business.

He replaces Malcolm Cooper who left the company in June.

Covea Insurance actuarial director Simon Kneller said: “We are very pleased that Phil has joined as head of personal lines underwriting.

“Phil’s broad experience of underwriting, broking and his industry knowledge were all important in our decision to bring him to Covéa Insurance.”

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