Kevin Kiernan to drive forward insurer's motor underwriting division

Groupama has appointed Kevin Kiernan as motor underwriting director. Kiernan joined the company on 9 October from AXA Insurance where he was head of business finance. He is based in Groupama’s Head Office in the City of London and reports to Managing Director, Laurent Matras.

Kiernan will be responsible for the direction of the company’s personal and commercial motor portfolios and for ensuring the consistent profitability of the various lines of motor business underwritten by Groupama Insurances. He will also manage the head office motor underwriting team and will work closely with Groupama’s distribution and service units to support the profitable development of what is a significant part of the company’s UK business.

Commenting on the appointment, François-Xavier Boisseau, chief executive of Groupama Insurances, said: “I am very pleased that Kevin has joined Groupama. His personal values are closely aligned to ours and he will fit in very well with the way in which we do business. Kevin has significant experience of the UK’s dynamic personal lines markets and particular expertise in risk selection, pricing and business analysis. He has a very fine pedigree and will certainly add much to the development our company.”

Speaking about his new appointment, Kiernan said: “I am really excited about my move to Groupama Insurances. The company has a deserved reputation for the quality of its underwriting activities and has a proud and profitable history within the UK’s motor insurance market. I am very much looking forward to working with my new team to build on the strong foundations that have already been laid.”