Neon has appointed Richard Heppell as its CFO, the Lloyd’s carrier has announced.
Most recently CFO at MS Amlin, Heppell oversaw the complex integration of the Amlin and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Lloyd’s syndicates, having previously been finance director at Mitsui Sumitomo. Before this, he held a range of senior corporate finance roles at QBE.
In his new role, Heppell will oversee Neon’s finance function, manifesting the discipline and structure required by the business as it continues to grow.
Commenting on the appointment, Neon group chief executive Martin Reith said: “I am thrilled to welcome Richard to Neon, where his experience of multifaceted integrations and business transformation will contribute directly to us achieving our strategic aspirations. His track-record shows continued delivery in the management of high performing finance functions for Lloyd’s businesses and this knowledge will prove valuable as we continue on our exciting trajectory.”
“I look forward to Richard joining our Executive Committee, where we continue to invest in accessing the best quality business and capitalise on the considerable pipeline of opportunities we have identified.”
Neon said the appointment came at a time of expansion for the company, with the opening of its Bermuda office in 2016, the acquisition of Sapphire Underwriters, the launch of Neon Italy, and the joint venture MGAs of Tarian and Chord Re in partnership with Beat Capital in 2017.