The firm’s new hire has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector

Professional services firm KPMG has appointed Rose St Louis as its new insurance director, effective from today.

St Louis, who has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, previously worked at Zurich UK as head of strategic partnerships – she joined the firm back in 2015.

St Louis spent 10 years as a financial adviser before moving to work with asset managers, intermediaries, brokers and insurers. She has expertise in risk and strategy across multiple sectors.

“2019 was the most exciting and successful year of my career to date and I’m looking forward to building on that at KPMG,” St Louis said.

“My experience across the insurance value chain, from adviser to provider, allows me to recognise the problems faced by different organisations within each sector and how these differ from, and impact on, one another. This knowledge will allow me to bring real value to this role.

“I’m also looking forward to building on my understanding of the general insurance market and continuing the effort towards making our industry more inclusive for both our customers and people within the profession.”


Inclusive talent

KPMG recognises that St Louis has an inclusive approach to customer delivery – she has won several industry awards and co-founded the Women in Protection Network, which aims to broaden the distribution of protection and build more financially resilient families.

Simon Ranger, head of insurance at KPMG UK, added: “Rose is a passionate self-starter, demonstrated by her leadership in the industry and successful advocacy of diversity and inclusion.

“We aim to bring the best talent to our clients and hiring Rose is an example of that principle in action. She combines practical insights into what our clients are struggling with day-to-day with an ability to understand and articulate what change needs to happen to make firms fit for the next decade.

”Rose’s relentless focus on the end customer means she has an unfaltering vision of how the entire sector should operate.”