In addition to the announcements made in January 2011, Andy has appointed Nick Lemans as Finance Director, UK Retail.  Nick will be responsible for Finance across the Retail businesses which include RIAS where he was previously Finance Director, Kwik Fit Insurance Services, Ageas Insurance Solutions and Castle Cover.  Nick is a chartered accountant with 16 years experience in the financial services industry with RIAS and Barclays and prior to that worked with PWC and British Aerospace.   

The move completes the appointment of Andy Watson’s management team which includes Brendan Devine, UK Retail Commercial Director, Janet Connor, Managing Director of RIAS and Castle Cover, Jason Banwell, Managing Director of Ageas Insurance Solutions and June Lynch, Managing Director of Kwik Fit Insurance Services.

As part of his new UK Retail commercial team, Brendan Devine has also appointed Stevie Sutherland, Stephen Robertson and Tony Way who will report into him.  

Stevie Sutherland is the new Director of Insurer Relations, UK Retail responsible for managing insurer relationships across the Retail businesses.  Stevie joined Kwik Fit Insurance Services as Business Development Director in May 2009 and prior to that worked with GE Money for 15 years where he was Global Business Development Leader, Motor Finance

Stephen Robertson is the new Director of Pricing, UK Retail and will have oversight for the pricing activity across the Retail businesses.  Stephen has had a long career within Kwik Fit, having held a number of positions for the past 13 years and most recently as Pricing Director for Kwik Fit Insurance Services. 

Tony Way is the new Director of Aggregator and Products, UK Retail.  Previously, Tony was Managing Director of Express Insurance for 3 years and will now lead on relationships with aggregator partners as well as sourcing and developing the product requirements of the Retail businesses. 

Commenting on all the new appointments, Andy Watson, Managing Director of Ageas UK Retail said:
“I’m delighted that we have a strong and talented top team in place to support our continuing growth and Nick Lemans is a great addition.  Ageas UK Retail goes from strength to strength and the management team is focused on continuing to deliver the results and service to support our clients and partners.  It is also indicative of the strength of our people that we have been able to make these appointments from within the wider Ageas UK group.”

Brendan Devine, Commercial Director of Ageas UK Retail said:
“This is another step forward in supporting the exciting ambition of our Retail businesses.  Stevie, Stephen and Tony have immense experience and drive to help take us to the next level and I’m very much looking forward to working with them in their new roles.”