RSA announces two new business leaders

One of the new unit heads makes the switch from Swiss Re

RSA announces two new business leaders

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

There are two new leaders at RSA as the insurance giant looks to adapt to what it describes as a “changing risk landscape.”

Tony Buckle will make the switch to the firm on February 01, making the jump from Swiss Re. Buckle will become the firm’s managing director of global risk solutions, the unit which provides specialty insurance solutions to customers through operations in the UK, Europe and from the Dubai Financial Centre.

Buckle previously led Swiss Re’s global engineering business from 2006-2013, as well as its Europe, Middle East and Africa Corporate Solutions business until the middle of 2017. The firm claims he helped drive “profitable local development of the business” and now Buckle is determined to carry this success forward with RSA.

“I am delighted to be joining RSA,” he said. “In a challenging market, RSA has the experience, focus and expertise to deliver truly world class and unique solutions to its clients. I am thoroughly looking forward to contributing to the next phase of the RSA story.”
Also taking on a new role is Rob Gibbs – but his position of managing director of commercial risk solutions actually represents an in-house promotion. Gibbs first joined the firm back in 1998 and has built up two decades of experience across underwriting, mid-market and emerging markets and until December last year was leading the firm’s Motability business.

“Rob has been an influential leader within RSA’s commercial operations, most recently as director of our Motability partnership, which has gone from strength to strength under his management,” said Steve Lewis, CEO of UK and international at RSA. “He has a fantastic track record for delivering growth and building strategic long-term partnerships, and brings a deep understanding of the UK commercial insurance market to this new role. I’m very pleased to welcome Rob to the UK & International executive team.

“These appointments add strength and depth of experience to our business and leadership as we support our customers to adapt and respond to a changing risk landscape.”

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