PIB Group names new chief financial officer

It hires the former CFO of a major international insurance company

PIB Group names new chief financial officer

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

PIB Group has appointed David Winkett as its new group chief financial officer, joining the company’s group executive team.

Winkett is a senior executive, board member, and finance professional. His career spans more than 30 years in the international non-life and Lloyd’s re/insurance sector. He joins PIB after two decades at QBE in a number of senior positions, primarily as CFO in the UK and Europe, and other international locations. Winkett has also spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome David Winkett to PIB as our CFO,” said PIB Group CEO Brendan McManus. “I have every confidence that David will take this position to new heights thanks to his extensive experience as a finance professional as well as his leadership qualities spanning many complex international acquisitions and initiatives - all of which will play an essential part in helping PIB’s next chapter of growth.”

“This is an exciting time to be joining PIB as it accelerates its international expansion,” Winkett commented. “I am looking forward to being involved in shaping PIB for its next growth phase that already includes an exciting pipeline of acquisition and growth initiatives.”

The group said that Winkett’s appointment comes after a series of other key additions to the executive team, including Onno Janssen in the newly created role as CEO for Europe and Matthew Crane as CEO for underwriting. The company is also planning to announce a new chief people officer in the coming weeks, who will succeed the retiring Fiona Andrews.

Last week, PIB Group acquired Asist sp. z o.o., a Polish insurance multiagency. Asist has 1,300 partners and placed over PLN 320 million in total premium in 2021.

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