Stephen Lewis, Chief Executive, Zurich’s UK General Insurance (UKGI) division is pleased to announce the following appointments to his Executive team:
• Kay Martin joins Zurich as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of UKGI Strategy effective from 1 June 2010.
Kay will be responsible for all marketing activity in the UKGI business. She will take responsibility for shaping Zurich’s position as ‘thought leader’ in the UK general insurance industry and as such will also have a broader remit as Head of Strategy for UKGI. The UKGI teams in Marketing and Communications and the Shared-Service Government & Industry Affairs (GAIA) teams will report to Kay.
Kay joins Zurich from Aviva where she was most recently Director, Marketing & Communications with responsibility for marketing strategy and delivery, marketing insight and communications.
• John Dyke, becomes Chief Finance Officer, replacing Scott Egan who was appointed Group Head of Operations, Planning and Performance Management in the Zurich HQ. John returns to the UK following a spell as Head of Finance Operations in Zurich North America and as Head of Planning and Performance Management for the Group in Zurich before that.
• Tony Emms, becomes UK Chief Claims Officer replacing Bill Paton who has become the Chief Claims Officer for Zurich’s European Claims Organisation. Tony moves from Motor Claims Director, a position he has held sine 2005 and now has responsibility for the Zurich UK claims function. Tony has been with Zurich for seven years, having joined Zurich as Claims Supply Director. Tony is replaced as Motor Claims Director by Karl Helgesen – who joined the Zurich finance function from Aviva in 2008. Also in the Claims leadership team, Anna Fleming becomes Supply & Services Director, and Jon Cawley, currently Property Claims Operations Manager becomes Property Claims Director.
• Stephen Lewis, UKGI Chief Executive said “I’m delighted to have three more exceptional talents joining the UK General Insurance executive team. Kay has a successful track record in delivering major programmes across a range of different distribution channels. Her depth of knowledge and experience are going to be a real asset for the organisation and this appointment further demonstrates our commitment to be the best in the UK market. To recruit such senior roles from within the business always makes me proud and I’m pleased to bring the skills and experience of both Tony Emms and John Dyke into the UK top team.”