Trade credit insurer Atradius has named Stuart Ramsden Regional Director UK & Ireland, effective July 1.
Ramsden has been with the firm since 1991 and succeeds Alun Sweeney, who steps down from the role he has held for over 10 years at the end of June.
Ramsden has held a number of senior positions during his 20 years’ in the industry, including 10 years as Country Manager for Atradius Ireland.
Sweeney has agreed to remain with Atradius UK & Ireland until the autumn to continue to support the business and to provide technical advice as Atradius navigates forward through the Covid-19 crisis.
“I am delighted to welcome Stuart to our leadership team and congratulate him on his appointment as Regional Director UK & Ireland,” said Andreas Tesch, Chief Market Officer at Atradius.
“His vast experience in trade credit insurance ably equips him to take the baton from Alun and continue the positive momentum that our UK & Ireland region has established.
“Stuart steps into the role at one of the most challenging times that our industry has seen, I am confident that he will provide the leadership and guidance required to ensure that Atradius continues to deliver for our customers in the UK & Ireland.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Alun for the enormous contribution he has made to Atradius during his 21 years with our business.
“Through Alun’s leadership, the UK & Ireland region has developed substantially and his legacy provides a strong platform to take the business forward into the future. I wish him a long and happy retirement.”