FCG, the parent group company for 1ST CENTRAL and Skyfire Insurance, has appointed Simon Walker as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Guernsey-born and educated, Mr Walker is well known in the insurance sector having previously worked in senior global roles in the risk consulting and insurance management sectors with Aon and Robus.
As group COO he will initially be responsible for liaising with colleagues in Guernsey, Gibraltar and the UK in further developing the long-term strategy for the business; working closely with all senior stakeholders in the business and calling on the group’s expertise to further the strategy.
Mr Walker said that, in his view, the current threats to the traditional UK motor insurance market also represent opportunities to be explored with new business partners.
FCG group chairman and chief executive officer, Mike Leonard, said: “Simon is well known for his innovative thinking and motivating leadership. His move to FCG is a key indicator of our commitment to Guernsey; he will be a key player in planning and executing our long term strategy.”