London,England (WorkersCompensation.com) – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today made several changes to the company's senior leadership team in the UK to support the ongoing success of its UK operations and international growth strategy.
Stewart Steel, currently CEO of Sedgwick UK, Middle East & Africa, has been selected to oversee a newly combined operating division as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMEA).
“I am delighted to announce Stewart's new role following his success in leading and integrating our UK company since our businesses came together in April of last year. Given his experience developing European claims operations over the past 15 years, I am confident Stewart will bring significant value in his new position as Sedgwick looks to grow our presence in this important region,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick CEO of international operations.
In addition to his new role, Steel will also continue to support the UK business through a new position of chairman of Sedgwick UK and continuing to evolve client relationships.
Paul White, currently deputy CEO of Sedgwick UK, has been promoted to lead the business as CEO of Sedgwick UK. “Paul is ideally suited to lead and drive the Sedgwick UK business to the next level, building on the integration successfully completed over the last 18 months. Paul's 32 years of experience and industry knowledge will be massively beneficial as we strive for excellence in this market,” added Muress.
In addition, Neil Gibson, currently managing director of home claims & liability claim services of Sedgwick UK, has been appointed COO, Sedgwick UK. Gibson is a seasoned veteran with 30 years' experience in the insurance industry. In his 14 years spent with Sedgwick, he has overseen a wide range of disciplines including major and complex loss, property, forensic advisory services and liability, and most recently, he has headed up home claims services.
“The UK clients will continue to benefit from the complimentary skills, experience and market reputations of Paul, Stewart and Neil as well as the unrivalled management capability across all business lines,” Muress stated. “These appointments will further strengthen our high performing UK and European leadership teams as we focus on our strategic growth to support our clients and customers.”
About Sedgwick Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients' specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and expertise of nearly 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick's majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.