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Brit taps Talbot for COO

June 12, 2018

Fairfax-owned Lloyd’s carrier Brit has appointed Michael Gould as its new COO.

Gould joins from Talbot where he served as COO since 2015 and was responsible for operational change designed to improve responsiveness and efficiency.

Brit said that he has also been instrumental in helping drive the Lloyd's TOM modernisation initiative, where he has spearheaded the Structured Data Capture initiative.

Prior to Talbot, Gould was group COO of Hiscox for six years. During his career, he has also held senior positions at Aon and American Express.

Welcoming Gould’s appointment, Brit CEO Matthew Wilson said:“He brings unrivalled experience, both of the Lloyd’s market and in transforming and leading best-in-class operational functions. 

“Brit aspires to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry, by embracing the rapid changes in technology and business process, to drive meaningful competitive advantage. Michael’s track-record of execution and transformation therefore make him a natural fit.”

“I look forward to working with Michael as he leads the operations team to support the business as we continue to grow and execute on our strategic objectives,” he concluded.

Gould’s appointment follows the departure of former COO Nigel Meyer who left Brit to join Canopius as its new CFO in March.