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Compre appoints Hawkins as CFO

January 08, 2019

Independent insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, Compre has appointed Simon Hawkins as chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately.

Hawkins succeeds Paul Matson who held the role three years before departing at the end of 2018.

Hawkins joined Compre as chief operating officer (COO) in 2018 with 20 years of industry experience.

In his new role, Hawkins will retain his responsibilities for the claims function and integration of new acquisitions.

Meanwhile, Rhydian Williams, managing director of operation, will take on responsibility for all other operational areas of the group.

Before joining Compre, Hawkins served as group head of retrospective solutions at QBE, where he developed a new approach to legacy management and was responsible for a portfolio of $1bn of legacy insurance liabilities.

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Lawson, co-CEO of Compre said: “I am delighted to announce Simon’s appointment as CFO, whose experience and expertise will be invaluable in the further development of the group.”

He added: “On behalf of the board, I would also like to extend our thanks to Paul for his significant contribution and our best wishes for the future.”