RSA announces double hire for commercial lines

Move part of growth plans in the South

RSA announces double hire for commercial lines

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

RSA Insurance has made two significant additions to its commercial lines business – South regional manager Sarah Collins and London & South sales manager Ben Francis.

Collins, who most recently served as broker development consultant team leader at Covéa, is tasked with steering the South’s underwriting team to better serve the region’s mid-market brokers. The Horsham-based regional manager came on board RSA on February 5. Her credentials include time spent at Allianz, PIB, and Cobra.

Francis, who will oversee the execution of the London/South commercial lines sales strategy, is joining RSA’s London line-up on March 11. Making the switch from his regional development manager position at HSB, he also brings experience from Allianz, Evolution, and Towergate.  

Steve Salter, regional director for the South at RSA, welcomed Collins’ arrival and highlighted the role that her deep understanding of broker needs and ability to foster enduring relationships will play in achieving the insurer’s growth objectives.

“With the acquisition of NIG and FarmWeb, complementing our already impressive commercial lines business, we’re delighted Sarah has decided to join at such an exciting time for RSA,” he said.

Meanwhile RSA commercial lines sales director Alan Houston pointed to Francis’ industry experience and proven success.

“Ben will lead a team of broker development managers across the whole of our commercial lines business, from SME to mid-market to delegated, engaging with the market and driving our growth agenda,” Houston said.

“We’re keen to expand the number of brokers we work with in the region, and Ben will play a critical role in helping us do this.”

RSA Insurance (formerly RSA Group Plc) is part of Intact Financial Corporation, which recently reported an increase in its net income for the fourth quarter of 2023 – from CA$353 million in 2022 to CA$531 million in the latest set of financial results.   

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