Canopius Group introduces incoming finance chief

Move effective from 2022

Canopius Group introduces incoming finance chief

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Global specialty (re)insurer Canopius Group – which has underwriting operations in the UK, the US, Australia, Bermuda, China, and Singapore – will be welcoming 2022 with a new group chief financial officer in the form of Gavin Phillips.

The incoming CFO is taking on the post in January, succeeding Nigel Meyer who will step back in March next year. Phillips will join from PwC, where he worked for nearly three decades.

Credentials of the new finance chief span both the UK and the US, and include time spent at Lloyd’s and (while on secondment from PwC) Prudential Plc.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome someone of Gavin’s calibre to Canopius,” said deputy chief executive Neil Robertson. “Gavin stood out among a strong pool of candidates because he exhibited such a fervent passion and enthusiasm for Canopius’ vision and strategic direction.

“Gavin is a proven leader of finance functions, but he is also a natural culture carrier and someone who will undoubtedly have a broad and significant influence across all areas of our company.”

Meanwhile Robertson also thanked Meyer for his “many outstanding contributions” which have been instrumental in the company’s development.

“On behalf of all at Canopius, I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours,” stated the deputy CEO.  

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