Just a quick round up of some senior job moves and hires from the festive break, which we finally got round to posting after polishing off the last Quality Street chocolates.
HCML, one of the UK’s most comprehensive providers of rehabilitation and case management solutions, has appointed industry veteran, Nick Delaney, as CEO following its recent acquisition by healthcare specialist investors, Apposite Capital.
Nick previously headed up the team at Ascenti where he was CEO, growing the business by over five times during his seven years of leadership and opening over 400 therapy sites. More recently Nick has provided extensive strategic and non-executive advice to many well-known names within the healthcare industry, including Moving Minds, the handl Group, My:Method, UKS Health Group and The Medical.
Founded in 2003, HCML is one of the UK’s largest case management and treatment services providers, with capabilities ranging from minor injuries to complex ‘catastrophic’ cases, corporate sickness management, and an integrated network of over 1,000 physical and psychological treatment providers. The Company has invested in a strong digital offering, including a bespoke case management system, and a comprehensive end-to-end digital MSK rehabilitation pathway that brings referrals, triage, booking and treatment services online.
HCML’s highly specialised case managers, medical expertise and clinical governance have earned it a reputation for excellence of service among its long-standing customer base, made up of insurance companies, solicitors and corporates.
In his new role, Nick will work with the existing leadership team to support HCML in the next stage of growth across core service areas including specialist case management and rehabilitation treatment delivery, as well as expanding into new service streams.
Consilium, the international (re)insurance broker, part of the Aventum Group, has today appointed Lee Raikes (pictured) to Business Development Manager (BDM) in the UK for the South.
With 14 years’ experience in the insurance market, Lee joins from Citynet Insurance Brokers where he was a Development Executive for the last two years. Before that he was a Development Executive for COBRA London Markets for nearly four years. Lee also has experience of both underwriting and broking; he spent three years as an underwriter specialising in sports and leisure for Sports cover and worked with several brokers including four years with broker FSJ Broking, specialising in commercial general insurance and sports & leisure.
With 25% growth year on year for the last five years, Consilium now places over USD400m of premium into Lloyd’s and the London Market. A global specialty (re)insurance broker, it has relationships with more than 100 A rated markets, enabling it to deliver a wide range of niche placement schemes and specialisms to the UK broker market. Lee joins Consilium’s existing team of BDMs now covering all four corners of the UK, to give brokers a dedicated point of contact that is local to them, approachable, knowledgeable, proactive and importantly empowered to make decisions for a fast delivery of service to brokers.
Unum UK has appointed Will Major as its Chief Change Officer, as the employee benefits provider strengthens its leadership team in line with their ambitious growth plans. The newly created position sees Will join from Prudential PLC where he was previously Chief Transformation Officer (Africa) and led the implementation of ‘Pulse by Prudential’ – a digital health, wealth, and SME ecosystem – across eight markets in the region.
As well as holding numerous leadership positions at Prudential spanning over 13 years, Will has also previously worked for leading management consultancy Accenture and brings a wealth of experience to the specialist employee benefits provider.
With a track record of delivering strategic business change, Will’s remit will be to deliver sustainable and long-term growth by partnering with brokers to reinforce Unum UK’s market position as a high quality, specialist provider of key employee benefits and wellbeing solutions.
Gallagher has appointed Andrew Delves as head of office for Bolton.
Andrew joined Gallagher as part of the Bollington acquisition, having been a shareholder and director at Watson Laurie for the last 14 years. Andrew has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and prior to joining Watson Laurie held senior broking roles at Bradstock PLC and Alexander Forbes which was latterly was acquired by Lockton.
In other management changes, Andrew Crompton, who previously headed up Watson Laurie, is remaining with Gallagher and moving into a chairman role for the Bolton office.
The office, part of Gallagher’s UK Retail network, employs 35 risk professionals supporting a range of businesses in the region with their insurance and risk management needs. In addition, the office continues to run the ECREF Insurance Advisory and Audit Service. This team provided financial institutions with insurance advice on £25 billion of commercial real estate lending across Europe during 2021.
2022 will bring new leadership to MIB with Mike Crane, Managing Director of LV=’s Broker Division, succeeding Steve Maddock as Chairman of the Board.
Mike has been part of MIB’s board since 2018, playing a key part in the development of MIB’s long-term strategy. He brings more than 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry. He is the Managing Director of LV= Broker and CEO of L&G General Insurance whilst the business fully integrates into LV=. During the last few years, Mike has been heavily involved in business transformation with the successful transfer of portfolios from Allianz and Legal & General.
He has over 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry with a strong underwriting background, having started his career with Commercial Union in the late 1980s. Mike then worked his way into senior positions across personal and commercial insurance product lines, including at Aviva and RBS Insurance before joining LV=.
Commenting on his appointment, Mike Crane said: “It is a huge privilege to take over the Chair from Steve, I am looking forward to working with Dominic and the team as the MIB continues to evolve and adapt to meet the future needs of our members and customers.”
Mike replaces Direct Line Group’s Steve Maddock, who has led the MIB Board since 2014. Under Steve’s oversight, MIB embarked on its most significant period of transformation in its history. To date, this work has delivered a substantial programme of technological and cultural developments to benefit the people and organisations MIB supports.