Dawn Dillaway moves from Arista to Groupama

Groupama has appointed Dawn Dillaway as head of commercial underwriting, a newly created role.

Reporting directly to commercial lines director Malcolm Smith, Dillaway brings over 20 years underwriting experience from RSA and Arista.

Her most recent role was as regional underwriting manager at Arista.

Working with Groupama’s commercial underwriting teams, she will have responsibility for the overall management of Groupama’s technical commercial underwriting and pricing activities, including managing the company’s property, liability, fleet and schemes portfolios.

She will be based in the City and will lead a team of five managers within the commercial division’s head office.

Malcolm Smith said: “The creation of this senior role is a clear sign of our ambitions for Groupama’s commercial lines business. Dawn is highly respected in the broker community and her wealth of expertise in underwriting and management will be a key to our continued drive to provide brokers with a competitive and highly responsive underwriting service."

Dillaway added: “Groupama Insurances is an innovative and forward thinking insurer with a great reputation for its technical underwriting capabilities.

"Even in what are highly challenging market conditions there still remains some good opportunities for targeted business development, and to continue to strengthen our relationships with Groupama’s commercial broker partners”.