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Clear Group names new chief operating officer

Clear Group names new chief operating officer | Insurance Business UK

Clear Group names new chief operating officer

The Clear Group has named Phil Williams (pictured) as its new chief operating officer.

Williams joins the independent insurance broking group with a wealth of operational experience from his many roles in high-growth businesses across broking, underwriting and reinsurance. He will join the main operating board of Clear Group.

“Phil is a tremendous appointment for the Clear Group as we continue to deliver on the next phase of our development,” said Mike Edgeley, chief executive officer of the Clear Group. “He brings a broad range of experience across distribution, pricing, operations, underwriting and product development, which will undoubtedly add real value to our exciting growth plans.”

Prior to joining the Clear Group, Williams (pictured above) undertook several roles at Simply Business, one of which was as the managing director for the global MGA. He was instrumental in setting up and supporting growth in the UK and North America. It was during this period when the company grew from 170 to 1,200 employees and earned the Sunday Times “Best company to work for” recognition in 2015 and 2016.

Outside his main line of work, Williams is also a non-executive director of the Society of Underwriting Professionals.

“I am delighted to be joining the Clear Group at such an important stage of its journey,” Williams said. “Mike and the team have put in place an exciting strategy for the coming years, and I look forward to playing my part in delivering significant growth and continuous improvement for our business.”

The appointment is still subject to regulatory approval.