Broker-only insurer, NIG, has appointed its former finance director, Michael Rea, to the newly created role of director of NIG.

The appointment follows the restructure of RBS Insurance which saw Charles Crawford, managing director of NIG moved to become managing director of partnerships and brokers. The move expanded Crawford's responsibilities to include UKI Partnerships, NIG and other intermediaries within RBS Insurance.

Rea said: “My aim is to ensure that NIG continues to deliver a first class service to our brokers and also continues the profitable growth which we have delivered since acquisition by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in 2003.”

The NIG senior management team, which comprises Steve Kingshott, Vivek Banga, David Parker, Mike Crane and Peter Johnson, remains unchanged