A day after announcing a key hire from insurance giant Zurich, commercial insurer NIG has recruited an executive from another industry heavyweight.
Just a few years after his departure, Aviva
executive Neil Fitton has returned to leading insurer NIG for a regional leadership role, the company has announced.
NIG said Fitton has re-joined the company as regional underwriting manager for the Thames Valley and East Anglia region.
Based in Watford, Neil will be responsible for all aspects of the commercial insurer’s regional performance including the renewal business and the Watford-based trading team.
Fitton brings close to 30 years industry experience to NIG, coming from insurance giant Aviva
where he most recently served as the lead portfolio underwriter from August 2011 to June 2016.
In that role, Fitton focused on national deal and consolidation accounts and reported to the chief underwriting officer.
Fitton first joined NIG in September 2009 as area underwriter liability. He left in August 2011.
He also worked at RSA
for more than 10 years as an underwriter and served as group insurance and environmental manager at global logistics firm TDG for nearly nine years.
Fitton’s appointment is the second hire announced by NIG this week. On Monday, the insurer said Zurich executive Duncan Calder has been hired as the new head of risk control.
Calder recently served as Zurich’s risk engineering leader within the insurer’s global real estate insurance practice.
In his new role, Calder will help develop the risk control team further to give both NIG and its partner brokers a “competitive advantage.”
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