The new appointee will lead the insurer’s transformation and M&A integration teams

Davies has promoted David Leedham to the position of group chief transformation officer as the business announced its intention to expand further internationally.

Leedham joined the insurance services firm in 2018 through its acquisition of the Ember Group, where he was chief executive.

Since then, Leedham has led the business’ growth and integration as it formed a new consulting unit in Davies.

His new role will see him lead the group’s transformation and M&A integration teams on a global basis, a statement said.

The appointment follows the insurance services firm recently restructuring its business units to simplify its organisational structure – as part of the move, it made two senior internal promotions. 

‘Excited to move’

The move comes as the business said it would continue to “drive for international growth, innovation and digital transformation”.

Group chief executive Dan Saulter said Leedham had been “instrumental to the growth” of the consulting business and that his promotion was “well deserved”.

“He has a strong track record of executing transformational change for our clients and I am looking forward to working with him as he does the same for us,” Saulter added.

“I am also thrilled that, once again, we’ve been able to promote internally – investing in our people and giving them opportunities for career development is central to our success.”

Leedham added: “I am excited to move into this role, which will see me working across the whole Davies business and internationally as well.

“As the global insurance market continues to face external pressures and challenges, Davies is committed to investing in technology to help our clients weather these more turbulent times.”