Latest Insurance Industry Appointments

BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, which owns brands including comparethemarket.com, affinity insurance provider Junction, LesFurets.com and online life insure provider BeagleStreet.com, announces the appointment of Iñaki Echave (pictured above) as Non-Executive Director.

Iñaki joins the Board as part of a deal with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced in November last year.

Auger Brings In Pete Lawson

Drainage and Water mains experts for the insurance industry, Auger, has appointed a specialist with 35 years’ experience to lead new business development as the company plans further expansion.

Pete Lawson joins the team at the Wallasey-based company which serves the insurance industry for drainage and water mains claims across the UK, as new business development manager.

He joins Auger following a career in the insurance sector spanning more than three decades, most recently working for Preston-based Surface Medic.

Franck Pinette Joins Willis Re

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), today announced the appointment of Franck Pinette as Managing Director of its EMEA Life & Health practice, with effect from 30th April 2018.

Reporting to Tony Melia, CEO of Willis Re International, Franck will be based in London and will lead Willis Re’s development in the fast expanding life & health market in the EMEA region.

Franck Pinette is a qualified Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) and brings over 30 years’ experience in life reinsurance, including 11 years as head of Partner Re’s Worldwide Life Reinsurance unit and most recently eight years as CEO of Guy Carpenter’s European Life Reinsurance operations.

BIBA Non-Exec Position for Jonathan Evans

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has appointed Jonathan Evans to its main board as a Non-Executive Director.

Evans, a former Corporate Affairs Minister with responsibility for the Insurance Industry, served two decades as an MP and MEP, and takes up his position today.

With a background in law, particularly insurance law which led to a number of insurance board positions and having also previously chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance and Financial Services he is a perfect fit for BIBA.

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