Simon Cooter has made three appointments and is recruiting for three more

paul hodgson covea

Covéa Insurance has made three appointments to its commercial lines team as it looks to reposition the business as a regional mid-market insurer.

Paul Hodgson (pictured), previously director of commercial lines underwriting, is now director of commercial underwriting and business operations. He recently set up a commercial underwriting operations team, headed up Andrew Wooster. Hodgson will report to commercial lines director Simon Cooter.

Mike Clothier and Nick Dinsdale have been promoted to new roles as head of technical underwriting and trading underwriting manage. Clothier was previously commercial lines underwriting manager and Dinsdale was portfolio underwriting manager. They will report into Hodgson.

Cooter said: “It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to announce the development of Paul’s role. He has a great track record in the business and in his position will be a pivotal influence in helping us to profitably grow the commercial lines business.” Cooter is now recruiting for heads for the north and south region and its Micro SME business.