Insurance Times rounds up the biggest appointments from this week

Allianz appointing a new managing director for its personal lines broking business and Crawford and Company announcing a chief customer officer for the UK and Ireland were among people moves to take place across the industry recently.


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In this article, Insurance Times rounds up the biggest appointments reported between 22 and 26 April.

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Rebecca Shelley

At the start of the week, Sabre Insurance announced it had appointed Rebecca Shelley as its new chair following the passing of Andy Pomfret.

The insurer announced Pomfret had passed away in November last year and appointed Shelley as acting chair.

Following an external search process, Sabre has decided to appoint Shelley in the position permanently.

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Kirsten Valder

On Tuesday, Arch Insurance International said it had named Kirsten Valder as its new deputy chief executive.

Valder will be based in London and take responsibility for supporting the development and evolution of platforms in the London market, UK regional market, Australia, Bermuda and the EU.

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Debbie Little

Later in the week, Crawford and Company said it had appointed Debbie Little as its chief customer officer for the UK and Ireland.

The newly created role will see Little take responsibility for evolving and enhancing the claims management firm’s customer strategy.

Crawford and Company said the creation of the role reflected a growing regulatory focus on insurance, including the launch of the FCA’s Consumer Duty act.

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Simon Townsend 

Meanwhile, JMG Group appointed Simon Townsend as its new regional managing director for the South of England.

The role will see Townsend take responsible for overseeing the broker’s operations in the region.

He will also be tasked with growing and supporting JMG’s acquired broker businesses, with the firm having struck several deals in the South.

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Nicola George

At the end of the week, Allianz said it had appointed Nicola George as managing director for LV=Broker after confirming that Mike Crane will be leaving the role.

In her new role, she will lead the strategic growth of the business.

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