L&G announces several senior promotions in an attempt to push growth within its general insurance business

Legal & General (L&G) has today announced several senior promotions within its general insurance sector in an attempt to push growth.

Simon Hird, who was previously head of intermediary as well as overseeing the broker and affinity team, has been promoted to head of broker and intermediary.

Carol Hughes, who joined Legal & General last year as head of regional Broker, has also been promoted to Head of Broker.

Hird will be responsible for the distribution of the insurer’s full range of general insurance products via intermediaries and brokers, while Hughes will take charge of bringing together the insurer’s partner and regional broker channels.

She will report directly to Hird, as well as Sarah Watts, who takes on the role of head of intermediary and will be managing the field-based team.


The promotions come after significant investment made by the company in its systems and resourcing structure across its broker and intermediary channels.

Cheryl Aguis, chief executive of general insurance at Legal & General said: “These recent appointments are the next step to continue our growing presence in the intermediary and broker markets.

”It is a time of change in the general insurance market, with greater advancement in technology, data and product innovation in the industry.

”Under Simon’s leadership, Legal & General will look to expand our offering in 2018 with our partners and this is a testament to our continued growth in the home insurance market.” 

Hird added: “I am delighted to be starting my new role to help further build and develop our Intermediary and Broker propositions and relationships across the home insurance division.

”The expansion of the team not only illustrates Legal & General’s long-term dedication to the market, but also to our customers.

”I look forward to working closely with the team to find innovative ways to provide efficient and smooth journeys for our partners and their customers to further grow our position in the market.”

In addition, the business now has a new team of telephone account managers based in Birmingham and managed by team development manager, Sue Galbriath, who will support the field-based team and help develop accounts over the phone.