Stephens Rickard appoints new David Cooper as director

International (re)insurance search firm, Stephens Rickard, has appointed David Cooper as a director, with effect from today (7 September 2020).

The firm said Cooper is a “vastly experienced” executive search practitioner with a wealth of contacts and experience across the life and non-Life (re)insurance markets.

He will be based in the group’s London office, serving clients across the UK and Europe.

Rupert Rickard, partner at the firm, said: “I have worked with David in the past and have always viewed him as a consummate professional.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome him to the team; he will assist us in broadening our practice beyond the non–life ILS and specialty (re)insurance markets which currently make up the bulk of our client base.”

He added: “Unlike many industries, insurance has continued to trade through the pandemic. However, Covid-19 is likely to lead to a major period of transformation and consolidation as the sector responds to new ways of working. 

“As a whole, businesses have adapted well to digital and virtual working arrangements, highlighting how the industry has embraced technology. That said, retaining and attracting the right people to navigate the continually evolving and unpredictable market environment will be imperative to our clients.”

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