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Canopius names new CFO and COO

March 14, 2018

Lloyd’s carrier Canopius has appointed a new CFO and COO less than a week after it completed a $952mn buyout from Sompo.

Nigel Meyer will leave his position as Brit COO later this year to become group CFO at Canopius. Prior to Brit, he had previously held senior finance positions at Aviva and RSA.

Meanwhile, Canopius has named Laurie Davison as group COO and will join the carrier in April. She currently serves the same role at technology company Exari Group. She has spent two decades in the technology and insurance sectors, including senior roles at Adsensa, Faraday and Xchanging.

Commenting on the appointments, Canopius chairman Michael Watson said: “In a week full of good news for Canopius, I am delighted to announce these two new members of our senior team. Laurie understands our industry very well, bringing with her substantial experience on both the customer and insurer sides as well as deep technology expertise.

“Nigel’s experience across Lloyd’s and general insurance, his ability to manage a variety of stakeholders and regulators, and understanding of private equity ownership will be a great asset to Canopius. Together they bring excellent strength and breadth to our team.”