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RSA appoints Geoff Jones to lead Specialty and Wholesale division

27th November 2018 - Author: Charlie Wood

RSA Group, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as Director of its Specialty and Wholesale unit, part of RSA’s Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business.

Geoff Jones RSAJones, having joined RSA in 2010 following a 15 year career as a solicitor specialising in defendant litigation, currently serves as RSA’s UK Commercial Claims Director.

In his new role, Jones will lead the refocused Specialty and Wholesale division, which RSA earlier this month announced plans to streamline in order to provide expertise in fewer chosen specialisms.

RSA had at the time concluded that its international construction, international freight and fixed price marine protection and indemnity insurance business lines were unlikely to meet he group’s profitability requirements in the foreseeable future.

Jones will be reporting to GRS Managing Director Tony Buckle when he takes up his new position in the new year.

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“The development of a thriving and focused Specialty and Wholesale business is a crucial part of RSA’s strategy,” said Buckle, Managing Director, Global Risk Solutions.

“Geoff has the skills and experience to develop a brilliant service for customers in our chosen specialisms, underpinned by market leading expertise, high quality underwriting and fair, accurate pricing.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jones said, “Having been part of RSA’s commercial lines executive team for the last three years, I am greatly excited by the prospect of leading the Specialty and Wholesale business to deliver consistent quality for our customers and shareholders.”

“My claims experience will serve me well in addressing the performance challenges facing the S&W business, whilst strengthening our relationships with our customers and partners to secure our long term success.”

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