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Covéa Insurance : senior Commercial Lines underwriting appointments

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Covéa Insurance announces developments to its Commercial Lines team.

Paul Hodgson, previously Director, Commercial Lines Underwriting is now Director of Commercial Underwriting and Business Operations. Paul has recently established a new Commercial Underwriting Operations team, headed up by Andrew Wooster, who recently reached his 20 year milestone with the company.

Mike Clothier and Nick Dinsdale have been promoted to new roles as Head of Technical Underwriting and Trading Underwriting Manager, respectively. Mike was previously Commercial Lines Underwriting Manager and Nick was previously Portfolio Underwriting Manager.

Following the appointment of Simon Cooter as Commercial Lines Director in January, Covéa Insurance’s intention is to significantly grow its UK Commercial Lines business by repositioning as a regional mid-market insurer. These three appointments will augment the technical leadership to ensure an ongoing focus on profitability.

Simon Cooter comments: “It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to announce the development of Paul’s role. He has a great track record in the business and in his position will be a pivotal influence in helping us to profitably grow the Commercial lines business.”

Paul Hodgson adds: “It’s extremely gratifying to announce promotions of Mike Clothier and Nick Dinsdale who will support me in their new roles. Their promotions are well deserved and are in recognition of the valued contributions they have made to the company over recent years. Likewise, it’s great to renew my working relationship with Simon Cooter as, alongside our regional colleagues, we now have in place the underwriting leadership team to push Covéa Insurance’s Commercial Lines into the space of a key regional mid market insurer.”

Simon concludes:“Building on these recent developments we are actively recruiting three new roles; regional heads for the north and south, and a leader for our Micro SME business. These appointments will complete my leadership team and put us in a great position to achieve our plans. ”