Sedgwick makes leadership changes – reveals new UK CEO

Moves part of effort to boost its global growth strategy, says company

Sedgwick makes leadership changes – reveals new UK CEO

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Sedgwick has announced several changes to its international and UK operations to support its global growth strategy.

Stewart Steel, currently CEO of Sedgwick UK, Middle East & Africa, will oversee a newly combined operating division as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMEA), the company said in a statement.

“I am delighted to announce Stewart’s new role following his success in leading and integrating our UK company since our businesses came together in April of last year,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick CEO of international operations. “Given his experience developing European claims operations over the past 15 years, I am confident Stewart will bring significant value in his new position as Sedgwick looks to grow our presence in this important region.”

In addition to his new role, Steel will also continue to support the UK business through a new position as chairman of Sedgwick UK and continue to evolve client relationships, the statement said.

Succeeding Steel as Sedgwick UK CEO is Paul White, the current deputy CEO. According to Muress, White’s 32 years of experience and industry knowledge will be “massively beneficial” to the business.

Meanwhile, Neil Gibson, currently managing director of home claims & liability claim services at Sedgwick UK, has been appointed COO of Sedgwick UK. Gibson has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. In his 14 years as part of Sedgwick, he has overseen a wide range of disciplines including major and complex loss, property, forensic advisory services, and liability, the company said.

“The UK clients will continue to benefit from the complimentary skills, experience and market reputations of Paul, Stewart, and Neil as well as the unrivalled management capability across all business lines,” Muress said. “These appointments will further strengthen our high performing UK and European leadership teams as we focus on our strategic growth to support our clients and customers.”

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