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Appointment : Claire Ginnelly joins Premier Choice Group

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Premier Choice Group (PCG) is pleased to announce that Claire Ginnelly has joined the Group.

As head of private medical insurance (PMI) business development, Claire will add strength to the management team, support and develop members of the sales team and enhance relationships with the insurers.

Claire has spent over 22 years in the PMI industry. Up until December 2012 Claire was head of distribution at SimplyHealth, managing the ex-Groupama healthcare key account management team following the acquisition of Groupama by SimplyHealth. Prior to that she had been head of distribution at Groupama from January 2007 to April 2012.

Claire had been head of intermediary sales at Standard Life Healthcare for eleven years to 2006. Her career started with sales positions and consultancy at Norwich Union insurance and Chancery Healthcare and as a broker consultant at WPA.

Mike Izzard, managing director of Premier Choice Group says: “This is a significant appointment in the industry and I am delighted that it is Premier Choice Group that has succeeded in bringing Claire on board.”

Tom McGuinness, business development & HR director of Premier Choice Group said: Claire’s appointment as head of PMI business development for Premier Choice Group is a major coup for the company. Claire is well-known and very highly respected within our Industry. She joins at an integral point in the continued growth of Premier Choice Group and its positioning as one of the leading independent intermediaries in the Healthcare market’.

Claire Ginnelly added: “I am delighted to be joining Premier Choice Healthcare and working closely with a team I have known and respected for many years. These are challenging times for the PMI industry. Both sides face continued consolidation whilst the market remains extremely competitive. Intermediaries need to demonstrate real value to their client as well as to their insurer partners. I look forward to working with the team in meeting these challenges whilst continuing to develop a sustainable business.”