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CSIS appoints new chief exec

The board of the Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) has appointed Wendy Hilder as its new chief executive.

Her most recent job has been as the head of Underwriting Operations and Capacity Management at Markerstudy Group, where she has been for 14 years. Prior to that she held senior positions at Link Underwriting Agency.

She will be replacing Kevin Holliday who has has been the chief executive of CSIS since the end of 2005, during which time he has very successfully grown an insurance intermediary business for current and former public servants, with a turnover of close to £9m a year, which donates all of its profits to charity.

The firm said: “Under Kevin’s leadership CSIS has won numerous awards, including in 2019 being voted the Most Trusted Home Insurance Provider, Most Trusted Motor Insurance Provider and Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider at the annual Moneywise awards ceremony. In 2019 CSIS also held its position in first place in the fairness league as a Gold Ribbon Insurance Provider by Fairer Finance

“In spite of the present time of extraordinary dislocation, the business of CSIS has continued uninterrupted, with all staff currently working from home. Devotion to serving the needs of customers has been even more important to maintain in these challenging times.”

Subject to working within the government’s lockdown recommendations, it is expected that Hilder will take up the position of chief executive on 8 June, with Holliday providing continuity by overlapping with her until 30 June, after which he will be available on a consultancy basis up to the end of August.

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