Lloyd’s Insurance Company (LIC) has today announced a series of leadership appointments within its UK branch, including the addition of Mark Cooper as its head.
LIC is Lloyd’s Belgian subsidiary authorised to carry insurance and reinsurance business in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Cooper’s appointment is effective 1 November and will see him retain his current position role as Head of European Branches and Chief Market Development Officer for LIC.
He replaces Keith Stern, who has been the LIC UK Branch Manager since its establishment in 2018 and will continue to focus on his role as Regional Manager for UK and Ireland.
In addition to Cooper, David Jackson has been added as Senior Underwriting Manager and Kirstie Keate as Underwriting Manager. Both positions are effective 6 December.
The LIC UK branch was set up in 2018 and carries out regulated activities in the UK under Temporary Regime Permission. LIC expects to complete the application for full authorisation by Q2, 2022.
“I am delighted to take on the role of leading the UK branch of LIC in its future developments,” said Cooper.
“I would also like to thank Keith for his stewardship of the LIC branch and hard work in setting up and overseeing the branch.”
Patrick Tiernan, Chief of Markets, Lloyd’s added, “I have been hugely impressed by the amount of progress made by Amélie and her team within such a short space of time and encouraged by the support and engagement of the market. These announcements mark another important milestone for Lloyd’s in Europe.”