Sedgwick, a global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions, has made several changes to its senior leadership team in the UK to support its international growth strategy.
Firstly, Stewart Steel, currently CEO of Sedgwick UK, Middle East & Africa, has been selected to oversee a newly combined operating division as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMEA).
In addition to his new role, Steel will also support the UK business through a new position as chairman of Sedgwick UK.
“I am delighted to announce Stewart’s new role following his success in leading and integrating our UK company since our businesses came together in April of last year,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick CEO of international operations.
“Given his experience developing European claims operations over the past 15 years, I am confident Stewart will bring significant value in his new position as Sedgwick looks to grow our presence in this important region.”
At the same time, Paul White, currently deputy CEO of Sedgwick UK, has been promoted to lead the business as CEO of Sedgwick UK.
“Paul is ideally suited to lead and drive the Sedgwick UK business to the next level, building on the integration successfully completed over the last 18 months,” Muress continued. “Paul’s 32 years of experience and industry knowledge will be massively beneficial as we strive for excellence in this market.”
And finally, Neil Gibson, currently managing director of home claims & liability claim services of Sedgwick UK, has been appointed COO, Sedgwick UK.
Gibson has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 14 of which have been spent at Sedgwick.
While at Sedgwick, Gibson has overseen a wide range of disciplines including major and complex loss, property, forensic advisory services and liability, and most recently, he has headed up home claims services.
Muress continued: “The UK clients will continue to benefit from the complimentary skills, experience and market reputations of Paul, Stewart and Neil as well as the unrivalled management capability across all business lines.”
“These appointments will further strengthen our high performing UK and European leadership teams as we focus on our strategic growth to support our clients and customers,” he added.