RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: Steve Lewis appointed as RSA CEO for UK and Western Europe

  RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: Steve Lewis appointed as RSA CEO for UK and   Western Europe  UK Regulatory Announcement  LONDON                                                                    26 June 2014            Steve Lewis appointed as RSA CEO for UK and Western Europe  Leading insurer RSA has appointed Steve Lewis as CEO for the UK and Western Europe. He will join the company with effect from 01 January 2015.  In his new role he will be responsible for the RSA and MORE TH>N brands in the UK, in Ireland and our businesses across Western Europe.  He will join the Group Executive Team and report to Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester.  Steve joins from Zurich where he was CEO, UK General Insurance & Shared Services, a role he has held since 2009. During his 25 year career at Zurich he has held a number of operational and financial roles in the UK, Zurich and Asia Pacific.  Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester said:  “I am delighted to have appointed someone of Steve’s calibre to RSA. He combines exceptional industry knowledge with experience of leading successful businesses in a competitive marketplace.  “I am confident that Steve will bring a fresh outlook and approach, and together with our existing UK management team, provide the strong leadership, energy and commitment to make the changes that will ensure the future success of our UK and Western Europe businesses.“  Steve Lewis said:  “I am excited to be joining RSA and playing a key part in the transformation of the UK and Western European businesses by continuing to improve performance, profitability and customer service . I look forward to working with the RSA leadership team and colleagues to achieve this.”  Adrian Brown will remain in his current role until 31st August 2014, when he will leave the business to join A J. Gallagher’s as Executive Chairman, Underwriting and Distribution as previously announced.  Notes to Editors  Biography  Zurich  2009 – present  CEO, UKGI & Shared Services 2007 – 2009      Group Finance, Head of Group Operations, Planning and                  Performance Management 2006 – 2007      Corporate, Chief Financial Officer & Head of Operations, GCiE 2004 – 2006      Group Finance, Head of Group Performance Reporting & Analysis 2002 – 2004      Strategic Finance Executive, Asia Pacific Region 2001 – 2002      UK GI Finance Director, Performance Reporting & Strategic                  Projects 1998 – 2000      UK GI Head of Finance, Personal Insurance 1998 - 1989      Eagle Star – variety of GI and Audit roles across UK and Asia                  Pacific 1987 – 1989      Bellwoods Chartered Accountants  Steven is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, having qualified in 1990.  Enquiries  Press  Louise Shield                        Jon Sellors Director of External Communications   Group & UK Head of Media Relations 020 7111 7047                         020 7111 7327 07786 114 662                         07711 701 806  Analysts and Investors  Matt Hotson                     Rupert Taylor Rea Director of Investor Relations   Head of Investor Relations 0207 111 17212                   020 7 111 7140 07711 956 077                    07881 677 400  About RSA Group  With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around 140 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and, in 2013, its net written premiums were £8.7 billion.  Contact:  RSA Insurance Group Plc  
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