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LV= Broker recruits Head of Operational Development and Control

Press release: 10/09/2009

LV= Broker today announced that it has recruited Tony Venus to head up its operational development and control team. He will report to operations director Kevin Gill.

Tony will oversee operational development in line with LV= Broker’s significant growth plans, and will also have responsibility for regulatory compliance, audit and risk management. Tony will be based in LV= Broker’s head office in Croydon, South London, but will travel extensively to other LV= offices around the UK.

Tony has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently he was head of branch support at NIG, where he held a number of management roles across the regional office network. Before that he worked at the Sterling Insurance group as a specialist underwriter. He also spent eight years at Legal & General in a range of underwriting positions.

Tony will be supported in his new role by Alison Ecob who has also recently joined from NIG as quality and control manager.

Kevin Gill, operations director of LV= Broker, said: “I am very pleased to have secured someone with Tony’s experience for this important role at LV= Broker. We have significant growth plans for the years ahead and Tony will help to ensure that we are at the forefront of industry developments. Providing a first class customer service to brokers is a top priority for LV=. Tony and the operations team will play a key part in ensuring this continues to be the case.”

Tony added: “LV= is a company that is doing exciting things in the broker market and I am delighted to join and become part of the success story. Since the company launched just two years ago it has established itself as an insurer that does things differently and I look forward to bringing my industry knowledge to the team.”


LV= Broker is part of the LV= group of companies, and incorporates Highway Insurance and ABC Insurance. LV= is a trademark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= employs more than 3,800 people, serves 3.6 million customers and members, and manages around £7 billion on their behalf. We are also the UK’s largest friendly society (Association of Friendly Societies Year Book 2006/2007, Total Net Assets) and a leading mutual financial services provider.