Brierley will be responsible for developing country specific general insurance strategies

Ecclesiastical has hired Nick Brierley as its general insurance business and operations director within its group general insurance business operations, in a newly created role.

He will be responsible for consulting with and developing country specific general insurance strategies in conjunction with the relevant chief executives.

He will also work on developing Ecclesiastical’s longer-term general insurance business strategy and will report to deputy group chief executive and UK managing director Jacinta Whyte.

The appointment marks a return to Ecclesiastical for Brierley, who left the insurer in 2012, to join Legal and General.

Whyte said: “Nick’s significant strategy, finance and general insurance knowledge in addition to his experience of Ecclesiastical’s general insurance businesses, group-wide, will benefit our country chief executives to successfully deliver on their goals and our general insurance businesses plans of becoming the most trusted specialist insurer in our sectors, contributing positively to our £50m charity goal.”