Covéa Insurance has appointed James Gearey as new managing director for personal lines and protection.
Gearey joined Covéa in April 2019 as corporate development and strategy director. He has also held senior roles with a variety of financial services organisations, including a position at RSA as managing director of Commercial Risk Solutions.
As MD of personal lines and protection Geary will be accountable for all the company’s consumer-focused products, including Motor, Home, Pet, Income Protection, Personal Accident and Life insurance.
In addition, he will continue to lead the expansion of the company’s distribution strategy, with a specific focus on building new partnerships in the FinTech and Affinity markets.
James Reader, chief executive, said:“James has already made a significant contribution to Covéa Insurance since joining the team last year. I’m delighted that he’s now taking on this expanded role and excited to continue to work with him to drive our business forward.”