LONDON: 3 April 2012 - Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), the global wholesale and reinsurance broking group, has promoted Shaun Hooper to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer.
Hooper joined CGSC in July 2009 as Head of Group Operations and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Gay, CGSC's Lloyd's and London market broker, in early 2011.
Hooper will now take on a wider role for CGSC, taking the lead on the commercial development of its global operations and will report directly to CGSC's CEO, Toby Esser.
Sam Hovey has been appointed CEO of Cooper Gay in succession to Hooper, subject to regulatory approval.
Ms. Hovey was appointed CFO of Cooper Gay in January 2010. Qualified ACA in 1999, she has held a number of finance roles in the London broking market prior to joining Cooper Gay in 2008, including positions at HSBC Insurance Brokers and Rattner Mackenzie, formerly part of the HCC Group.
Toby Esser said: "Shaun has proven his excellent strategic management abilities whilst CEO of Cooper Gay during a particularly challenging period. He will now be able to deploy those same skills in developing the CGSC's international businesses.
"I am also delighted that we have been able to appoint a new CEO for Cooper Gay internally. Since joining us in 2008, Sam has shown both the financial acumen and management skills to lead the continued development of our London business. The senior management team looks forward to working with her in her new role to drive profitable growth."
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Founded in 1965, Cooper Gay & Co is the London operation of Cooper Gay, one of the world's leading independent insurance and reinsurance intermediaries. Cooper Gay has a global network and truly international reach with more than 25 offices operating from countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford is an independent global wholesale and reinsurance broking Group. The Group has a network of 64 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, employing over 1,400 skilled professionals.