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Brit hires Group CFO Gavin Wilkinson from RSA

8th December 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Specialty re/insurer Brit has announced the appointment of Gavin Wilkinson as Group Chief Financial Officer.

BRIT logoWilkinson will start his new role in May 2021 and will also join the Executive Committee and Board of Brit.

He joins the company from RSA where he has spent the last 10 years, most recently as CFO for Scandinavia.

Other notable roles at RSA include CFO of RSA UK & International, CFO of RSA Ireland and Group Performance & Capital Director.

Wilkinson started his career at Deloitte, where he qualified as an accountant, working within its financial services practice.

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As previously announced, Ki CEO Mark Allan will step down from his role as Brit CFO once Wilkinson has started his role.

“Gavin was the stand-out candidate for the Group CFO role, and we are delighted that he will be joining Brit,” said Brit Group CEO Matthew Wilson.

“He brings a strong technical skillset, deep expertise in leading finance functions within non-life insurance and an impressive track-record of driving performance throughout his career,” Wilson added

“Critically, Gavin has demonstrated himself as a key strategic partner to boards and management teams. His energy and dynamism strongly resonated with the culture we have created at Brit and I look forward to working closely with Gavin in his new role.”

Wilkinson also commented: “Brit is an exciting company that is willing do things differently, with a strong culture of innovation.  Matthew and the management team have developed an ambitious vision and a clear strategy, I look forward to working with them to help deliver on this.”

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