Wilson and his family have set up a fund with charity Blood Cancer UK 

Matthew Wilson will be resuming his role as Brit group chief executive following a leave of absence to undergo treatment for blood cancer.

Wilson will return to work on 12 September 2022, having begun his leave in September 2021

Martin Thompson, who has been serving as interim group chief executive, will remain on the board of Brit Syndicates Limited – Brit’s Lloyd’s managing agent.

Thompson said: “This is the best possible news for everyone at Brit and we could not be more excited to see Wilson return.

”The courage he has shown in fighting his illness and determination to return is truly inspiring.

“I have seen first-hand both Brit’s unique culture and the benefits of its clear strategic focus on leadership, innovation and distribution. As the architect of this strategy and culture, Wilson’s return will be a boost for the whole organisation.

”On behalf of everyone at Brit, welcome back Wilson.”

Messages of support

Meanwhile, Wilson and his family have been working with Blood Cancer UK to establish the Matthew Wilson Multiple Myeloma Fund, which is open for donations on the charity’s website.

Wilson said: “I’d like to thank everyone for the messages of support I’ve received over the last twelve months, it’s meant a huge amount to me and my family.

“Thank you to everyone at Brit for not missing a beat, I can’t wait to be back. I am also delighted that Thompson, who stepped in so ably at short notice, will remain on the Brit Syndicates Limited Board and that we will continue to benefit from his experience and insight.”