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Brit CEO returns to the hotseat after cancer battle

Brit CEO returns to the hotseat after cancer battle | Insurance Business UK

Brit CEO returns to the hotseat after cancer battle

In a testament to his resilience and fighting spirit, Matthew Wilson, group CEO of Brit Ltd, is set to resume his role after battling blood cancer.

Wilson took a leave of absence in September last year to undergo treatment for a rare form of the disease. Now, from Monday, he will take the hotseat once more with interim group CEO Martin Thompson remaining on the board of Brit Syndicates Limited, Brit’s Lloyd’s managing agent.

“I’d like to thank everyone for the messages of support I’ve received over the last 12 months, it’s meant a huge amount to me and my family,” said Wilson. “Thank you to everyone at Brit for not missing a beat, I can’t wait to be back. I am also delighted that Martin, who stepped in so ably at short notice, will remain on the Brit Syndicates Limited board and that we will continue to benefit from his experience and insight.”

As for Thompson, he described Wilson’s return as the “best possible news for everyone at Brit.”

“We could not be more excited to see Matthew return,” he said. “The courage he has shown in fighting his illness and determination to return is truly inspiring. I have seen first-hand both Brit’s unique culture and the benefits of its clear strategic focus on leadership, innovation and distribution. As the architect of this strategy and culture, Matthew’s return will be a boost for the whole organisation.”