Ecclesiastical appoints MD

Ecclesiastical has appointed Richard Coleman as managing director of its UK general insurance business, effective from 1st February 2020. Coleman will replace John Blundell, due to retire next year.

Coleman joins the insurer from Collinson, where he is serving as European director and global head of insurance and assistance.

He started his career as a graduate trainee at Eagle Star. Following its acquisition by Zurich, he worked in various roles in the firm spanning 18 years including head of navigators and general, its yacht insurance business; head of personal lines; director of personal lines and SME; managing director of its UK commercial broker business.

He is also an advisory board member at artificial intelligence insurtech company, Cytora.

Deputy group chief executive of Ecclesiastical, Jacinta Whyte said: “I’m delighted to welcome Richard to the business. He has significant insurance industry experience and is ideally placed to take this key role as we look to take our UKGI business forward.”

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