Senior regional appointments at NIG

NIG has confirmed the appointments of the seven area business development managers heading up its trading and development activity across the UK.

Andy Jones, Pete Hale, Alan Kirkwood, Sandra Rynn, Mike Hayman, John Setterfield and Roger Marshall will be responsible for delivering strong trading relationships across the insurer’s UK broker partners to target SME and corporate businesses.

NIG is aiming to become a top three SME insurer in the UK by doubling its share of the £10bn SME market.

Andy Jones will head up the Midland region and will be based in NIG’s Birmingham Office and has joined from Primary General Insurance where he was managing director for midlands and the south west region.

Pete Hale is responsible for London and will be based in NIG’s Fenchurch Street office and has joined NIG from another part of the RBS Group where he worked within the corporate banking division leading relationship teams supporting SMEs.

Alan Kirkwood is responsible for managing the sales teams servicing the North West, Scotland and Northern Ireland and was most recently in a senior business development roles with NIG.

Sandra Rynn, already with NIG, will be based in NIG’s Leeds office looking after an area extending from the North East of England to Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

Mike Hayman, most recently NIG’s regional manager for Wales, will be responsibley for the West of England and Wales and he will be based in NIG’s Bristol office.

John Setterfield will be based in NIG’s Maidstone office and is responsible for the South of England spanning an area from Kent to Sussex and joined NIG in 2002.

Roger Marshall will be responsible for NIG’s Thames Valley area to include the northern Home Counties and East Anglia, and is based at NIG’s Watford office.

Jon Greenwood, managing director, commercial and broker, RBS Insurance said: “We have put together a team of exceptional leaders with unrivalled industry experience who are strongly focused on growing NIG’s share of the SME market. By developing strong, collaborative relationships with brokers, providing access to skilled underwriting decision makers and helping brokers to grow their businesses we will be well placed to establish NIG as a key player in the SME arena.”