Canopius hires new CFO

Gavin Phillips will assume the role in January 2022 after Nigel Meyers steps back

Canopius Group has announced the appointment of Gavin Phillips as group chief financial officer. 

Phillips will assume his new role in January 2022. This follows the decision by the incumbent CFO Nigel Meyer to step back from his role in March 2022 to “concentrate on establishing a portfolio of non-executive appointments”.

Phillips started as a graduate in Lloyd’s, before joining PwC in 1993 and spending almost three decades working with some of their largest global and domestic insurance clients. He held a number of senior roles, most recently as PwC’s regional financial services Leader.

Neil Robertson, deputy chief executive officer at Canopius, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome someone of Gavin’s calibre to Canopius. Gavin is a proven leader of finance functions, but he is also a natural culture carrier and someone who will undoubtedly have a broad and significant influence across all areas of our company.

“I would also like to extend my thanks to Nigel for his many outstanding contributions, which since joining as CFO in 2018 have been instrumental in the group’s development. On behalf of all at Canopius, I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”

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