Aegis London has appointed Sarah Davies as operations director.

Davies' remit in her new role is threefold: to ensure that the company's infrastructure, systems and skills are in place to support business growth in the medium term; to develop Aegis's profile in the London market and beyond in order to attract and retain exceptional people; and to work with Aegis New Jersey to enhance the group's product and service offering to members and clients.

Davies has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry both within Lloyd's and in the wider insurance market – most recently with Aspen where she was appointed chief operating officer at the launch of the company in 2002. Prior to this, Sarah was a director of Wellington Underwriting Agencies.

Stuart Davies, managing director of Aegis London, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah to Aegis at a time when we are positioning the company for the next stage in our development, both in terms of further growth and diversification of our business and of investment in our infrastructure and in the quality of our people.

"I am confident that the underwriting and operational experience Sarah brings with her will make an important contribution to meeting our objectives.”