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RSA appoints director of specialty & wholesale division

November 27, 2018

RSA Group has appointed Geoff Jones as director of its specialty and wholesale unit, part of its global risk solutions (GRS) business.

In his new role, which he assumes at the beginning of 2019, Jones will lead the refocused specialty and wholesale division. He will report to GRS managing director, Tony Buckle.

The company announced earlier this month that it will streamline its London Market offer to concentrate on fewer selected specialisms.

Jones joined RSA in 2010 following a 15-year career as a solicitor specialising in defendant litigation, heading up RSA UK Injury leading a multi-disciplinary function of lawyers, loss adjusters and claims handlers.

In 2014, he was named claims director for RSA Ireland, before returning to the UK in January 2016 to take on his current role of commercial claims director.

In this capacity he oversaw RSA’s commercial property, marine, construction and renewal energy liability teams, and customer account management teams.

Commenting on the appointment Buckle said: “The development of a thriving and focused specialty and wholesale business is a crucial part of RSA’s strategy. 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.”

Jones commented: “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.”