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AEGIS London promotes Gemma Burns to head of digital underwriting

May 01, 2020

Lloyd’s managing agency AEGIS London has announced the promotion of Gemma Burns to head of digital underwriting.

Burns has worked with the firm for the past 20 years and has been promoted into this role on her return from maternity leave.

Commenting on her appointment, Burns commented: “Returning to work after maternity leave into a new role two weeks after lockdown began has been a significant adjustment. However, the combination of amazing team spirit, efficient and seamless technology support and a shared ambition to take our digital trading capability to the next level are strong foundations on which to build. I look forward to developing the strengths in the team and building our digital capability further.”

Tom Squires, head of digital trading, added: “We are thrilled to have Gemma back and welcome her into this new role where her experience will add weight and depth to the team.

“This is an exciting and challenging time for our digital team with a full pipeline of products ready to roll out onto our Opal online quote-and-bind platform. We’re also investigating new distribution channels for our growing portfolio of digital products aimed at the SME market.”

Launched last year, OPAL works alongside AEGIS London’s underwriting teams to develop digital products and new ways of distributing them to the international market.