Lloyd’s motor insurer creates three new roles


ERS commercial director Sam Hudson will leave the Lloyd’s motor insurer at the end of September.

Hudson joined ERS from Aviva in 2013. He was Aviva’s broking performance director.

The move follows an executive review of ERS.

In other changes resulting from the review, ERS will create three new roles. Two of the new roles – marketing director and sales director – will report to chief executive Ian Parker.

The third new role – director of underwriting – will report to chief underwriting officer Mark Bacon. Bacon’s role will be realigned to give him a greater external focus, the company said.

All three roles will be part of ERS’s executive team. ERS said it will make more announcements once appointments for the new roles have bene made.

Parker said: “On behalf of the board and the executive, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sam for his valuable contribution over the last three years.

“Sam has built a strong broker-facing team that will be critical to the future plans of ERS. Personally he has also played a significant role over the last two years as part of my executive team leading the transformation of ERS. I wish him well.

“Mark Bacon’s role of Chief Underwriting Officer will be re-aligned to allow him to focus on ERS’s underwriting strategy with a much greater external focus. Mark will be able to facilitate quick decisions for brokers, reflecting our competitive advantage of specialisation and flexibility in what we all know is a competitive market.”