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Gavin Wilkinson to join Brit as group CFO

December 08, 2020

Specialty (re)insurer Brit has announced the appointment of Gavin Wilkinson as chief financial officer (CFO) and will also join the Executive Committee and Board, effective May 2021.

Wilkinson joins the company from RSA where he currently served as CFO, Scandinavia. During his 10 years at RSA he has held various senior positions including CFO of RSA UK & International, CFO of RSA Ireland and group performance & capital director.

He began his career at Deloitte, where he qualified as an accountant, working within its financial services practice.

 As previously announced, Ki CEO Mark Allan will step down from his role as Brit CFO once Wilkinson has started his role.

Matthew Wilson, Brit Group CEO said: “Gavin was the stand-out candidate for the Group CFO role, and we are delighted that he will be joining Brit. He brings a strong technical skillset, deep expertise in leading finance functions within non-life insurance and an impressive track-record of driving performance throughout his career. 

Critically, Gavin has demonstrated himself as a key strategic partner to boards and management teams. His energy and dynamism strongly resonated with the culture we have created at Brit and I look forward to working closely with Gavin in his new role.”

Wilkinson commented: “Brit is an exciting company that is willing do things differently, with a strong culture of innovation.  Matthew and the management team have developed an ambitious vision and a clear strategy, I look forward to working with them to help deliver on this.”