Smith will advise the boards of Lockton and the broker’s managing general agency

David Smith, Zurich

Ex-Zurich UK general insurance chief executive Dave Smith has joined broker Lockton Companies as a non-executive director.

He will advise the boards of Lockton, and its managing general agency Mapledown Underwriting.

Smith, who won the Industry Achiever Award at the Insurance Times Awards 2015, spent the last 10 years of his career at Zurich.

He also chaired Zurich general insurance’s risk and customer experience committees.

Lockton Companies chief executive Mike Hammond said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dave to Lockton. He is an individual we have admired and enjoyed working with for a number of years, and his appointment once again demonstrates our ongoing commitment to attracting the very best industry talent.

“Dave’s track record of success speaks for itself and his in-depth understanding of the UK general insurance market, governance and top-level industry engagement will be invaluable to us as we look to continue our unbroken run of growth.”