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RSA has announced the appointment of Owen Thomas to lead its key broker relationships across UK and Western Europe.

In the newly created role of relationship director, liaising with key broker partners across the whole of RSA’s UK commercial business, Thomas will continue to report to Hayley Robinson, UK Global Specialty Lines Director.

Thomas will also continue in his existing role leading RSA’s global speciality lines sales and customer teams.

Thomas joined RSA in 2012 as a sales director in the global specialty lines from Aviva, where he had spent nearly nine years.

Jon Hancock, managing director, UK Commercial, RSA said: “Owen’s appointment is not only testament to our robust succession planning and the calibre of leaders within our commercial business but it also demonstrates our commitment to our broker and customer relationships and our aim to continue to strengthen the bonds we have with them.”