Independent legacy acquirer Compre has snapped up QBE’s group head of retrospective solutions Simon Hawkins (pictured) to serve as its chief operating officer.
With more than two decades of experience in the legacy sector, Hawkins is said to have developed one of the industry’s most proactive approaches to legacy management. Subject to regulatory approval, he will come onboard in the third quarter.
“We are delighted Simon is joining the business at this exciting time for Compre, given the ever-increasing opportunities for growth in the legacy market,” commented Compre co-CEO Mark Lawson. “Simon will bring a wealth of experience to Compre across global transaction structuring and legacy management excellence, which will enable the business to continue to thrive and meet its ambitious growth plans.
“I look forward to working closely with Simon to maximise the potential for Compre and to provide creative legacy solutions to the counterparties we work with.”
Last month joint chief executives Lawson and Will Bridger officially succeeded Compre co-founder Nick Steer. At the time, Lawson highlighted the strength of Compre’s acquisition pipeline while Bridger cited “great opportunities” to make the firm bigger and stronger.