LV= Broker, one of the top five insurers for brokers in the UK, has strengthened its Personal Lines business with three new senior appointments and the launch of five new products. To help the business successfully grow its Motor and Home portfolios, the insurer has appointed Jonathan Santer, Clive Upton and Paul Miles as Head of Home Underwriting, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting - Standard Motor, and Head of Personal Lines Underwriting - Van, Motorcycle and Specialist respectively. All three will report directly to Michael Lawrence, Director of LV= Broker Personal Lines.
Jonathan is currently Personal Lines Motor Manager at Allianz UK where he is responsible for the motor underwriting strategy. He’s spent the last eight years at Allianz, working across both the Personal and Commercial lines of the business. In his new role, Jonathan will lead LV= Broker’s home underwriting team and be responsible for defining and implementing the strategy.
Clive has worked at LV= Broker for the past 11 years and has most recently held the role of Motor Underwriting Manager. In recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the business and LV= Broker’s commitment to developing its talent, Clive has been promoted to Head of Personal Lines Underwriting - Standard Motor - where he will have accountability for the strategy, performance and development of the standard motor portfolio.
Paul joined LV= Broker in 2009 as Head of Commercial Motor and over the last nine years has successfully led the team in achieving growth in LV=Broker’s commercial lines motor portfolio. Paul’s expertise, skills and knowledge of the motor market have resulted in him being appointed to this new role with the Personal Lines business, where he will be responsible for establishing the strategy for the non-standard motor business lines and lead the team in achieving its growth ambitions.
These appointments follow closely on the heels of the recent launch of five new Personal Lines Broker products, doubling the number of services that LV= provides to the market.
Commenting on the appointments, Michael Lawrence said: “I’m really pleased to welcome three more talented, experienced and skilled leaders to the LV=Broker team. They have all worked in the insurance sector for a number of years and each have excellent track records in delivering great results. We’ve made a commitment to become the go-to personal lines insurer in the UK and I’m confident that Jonathan, Clive and Paul will help us achieve this.”
Mike Crane, Managing Director of LV= Broker, added: “When we initially announced the new business transfers in January, we said that we’d provide opportunities for both our people and those at Allianz. We’ve appointed three high quality individuals that bring excellent skills and expertise to help grow our business and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to retain and promote talent from within LV= and Allianz to head up our Underwriting teams.”
About Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Limited
Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group Limited (LVGIG) is an LV= branded strategic partnership between LV= and Allianz Holdings Plc, following the sale of a 49% stake in LV=’s General insurance business on 28th December 2017, creating the UK’s third largest personal insurer with over £1.7 billion annual premium income and serving over 6 million customers.
LVGIG is a holding company employing over 3000 staff and incorporating two regulated insurance companies. Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited (LVIC), registered in England and Wales number 03232514 and Highway Insurance Company Limited (HICO), registered in England and Wales number 03730662, both registered at County Gates, Bournemouth, BH1 2NF are part of the Liverpool Victoria Group of companies and are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. (LVIC FRN number 202965 and HICO FRN number 202972).
LV= and Liverpool Victoria are registered trademarks of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited and LV= and LV= Liverpool Victoria are trading styles of the Liverpool Victoria Group of companies.