Julie Rodilosso, former Rarrigini & Rosso (R&R) chief executive has returned to the industry as a consultant to Folgate Partnerships.

She will support Folgate Networks managing director Simon Trott on an "open-ended" consultancy basis in developing the sales and marketing activities of the Masterplan Network.

In September last year, Lloyd's broker Thompson Heath & Bond (THB) paid £11m to purchase fleet insurance and risk management specialist R&R Group. It has now been rebranded THB Risk Management Ltd.

At the time of the acquisition, industry sources had indicated that Rodilosso might not return to the insurance sector particularly after the troubled launch of the 24 7 broking system.

Trott said: "We have done a tremendous amount of work over the past 12 months in consulting with the Masterplan membership to get a clear understanding of their needs.

"As a result we have developed a new range of products and services offering higher commissions and improved policy wordings, as well as a comprehensive compliance support package."

He added: "Julie's skill set and experience will be a tremendous asset in developing Folgate Masterplan further."

Folgate chief executive Andy Homer said that Rodilosso's knowledge of the "regional broker market" and the "energy and enthusiasm" she will bring to the company would be ideal for Folgate.