Operations, finance and underwriting director complete restructure

Barbon Insurance Group has appointed Jonathan George as operations director, Phil Screeton as finance director and Derek McCormick as underwriting director.

The appointments complete the senior management team of Martin Totty who joined as chief executive two months ago.

Barbon sold its commercial and property book to Arthur J Gallagher in May – leaving it focused solely on residential lettings insurance and tenant reference checking through its brands HomeLet, Letsure and Rentshield.

Totty said: “The appointment of Jonathan, Phil and Derek represents a significant strengthening of our ranks. Barbon has been through major changes in recent months, but emerges modernised, stronger and more focused with supportive investors and a new head office in Lincoln.

“They join the business at an exciting time as we continue to develop and enhance our market-leading position in the residential lettings market across three consumer-facing brands; HomeLet, Letsure and Rentshield.”

“With restructuring now firmly behind us, I look forward to working with this new, dynamic team to provide a premium service to all our UK-wide customer groups and implement our strategy for the next phase of growth.”

McCormick was previously commercial manager at NIG where he was responsible for profit and loss for the Midlands and south-west regions.

Jonathan George has held several customer service operations roles and was most recently operations director at WhiteConcierge, which is part of AXA Assistance.