Sedgwick has announced the appointment of Ruth Leggett as CEO of its operations in Ireland.
Leggett succeeds Malcolm Hughes who held the role for 24 years and will remain with the company as executive chairman for Ireland.
Leggett joined the firm as a graduate trainee in the third-party administration (TPA) division and later transferred to colleague resources (CR). There, she transformed the strategic capabilities of the department from a primarily administrative group to an integrated resource arm supporting operations nationwide.
As head of CR for Ireland, Leggett drove retention, engagement, innovation and efficiency among more than 400 colleagues. She was then appointed to an additional senior-level role as chief of staff, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day strategic management of operations in Ireland.
She said: “I am excited to play an important part in Sedgwick’s ongoing journey in Ireland and to take the reins from Malcolm Hughes, who has been my friend and mentor for the past 10 years.
“Throughout my tenure at Sedgwick, I’ve always believed that our people are our most important asset, and a strong and engaged team is vital to our success. I am deeply committed to delivering on our values and objectives for the benefit of all stakeholders, colleagues, clients and investors alike.”
Hughes added: “Ruth has spent her entire career supporting and empowering Sedgwick colleagues, and she’s made an especially powerful mark in spearheading female leadership development.
“Her unparalleled commitment to the advancement of the company has paved the way for her to take on the CEO role. She is the future of Sedgwick in Ireland, and I’m incredibly pleased with all that she’s achieved.”