Kieran O’Keeffe will begin his new position at LV= on 1 April

LV= General Insurance has today announced that it has appointed Kieran O’Keeffe as chief risk officer.

Subject to regulatory approval, O’Keeffe will start his new role at the company on 1 April 2018.

Before being promoted, O’Keeffe was GI finance director for 18 months. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer for GI at the Co-op, and from 2010 – 2013, he also held a number of roles within the risk function at Direct Line Group.

Steve Treloar, chief executive of GI, and who O’Keeffe will be reporting to, said: “I’m delighted to have appointed Kieran to this key role within my executive team.

”As an industry, we continue to face uncertain times and it’s essential that we have a strong focus on risk and compliance. Kieran has extensive experience within the general insurance sector and this, combined with his financial and risk expertise, puts him in a very strong position to successfully manage our risk and compliance strategy. I’m confident he’ll do a fantastic job in this new role.”

O’Keeffe added: “I’m very happy to be taking up a role in a new capacity at such an exciting time for our General Insurance business, and I am looking forward to working closely with LV= and Allianz UK in the successful delivery of their strategic partnership.”