Commercial insurer RSA has appointed Neil Strickland as director of Global Consulting, which provides risk management solutions to customers within RSA’s Global Risk Solutions and Commercial Risk Solutions businesses.
Martin Turner has also been promoted to deputy director, Global Consulting.
In his new role, Neil is responsible for leading and developing the Global Consulting business. He is based in London and reports to Hayley Robinson, managing director, Global Risk Solutions.
Neil brings 30 years of insurance experience to RSA and joins from Zurich Insurance in London where he spent 13 years in senior global customer and account management roles. Most recently, he was responsible for leading Zurich’s customer relationship management proposition for large corporate customers in the UK, spanning products and services across general insurance and life & pensions.
Before joining Zurich, Neil held underwriting and relationship management positions within AIG Europe (UK) in London. He began his career as a trainee at Royal Global before moving into underwriting.
Neil said: “the deep technical and industry expertise we have within Global Consulting is paramount to understanding our customers’ business. I’m looking forward to building on this to provide enhanced value to our customers, brokers and underwriters, while further supporting our customers across the broad spectrum of risk.”
Martin Turner, previously risk managed operations manager, Global Consulting, will broaden his responsibilities and work alongside Neil to take Global Consulting forward. He continues to lead a team of experienced risk engineering professionals delivering bespoke risk management solutions to RSA’s multinational and risk managed customers.
Martin is a chartered engineer with more than 20 years’ risk management experience working at RSA and in independent consultancy. He started his career in risk management at Sun Alliance and remained there (latterly known as RSA) until 2002 when he joined risk engineering consultancy Elciem. Following RSA’s acquisition of Elciem in 2013, Martin managed the integration of Elciem’s risk engineering database system into Global Consulting, creating the award-winning RSAred.
Martin said: “Global Consulting is going from strength to strength as we develop our technical tools and our expertise by growing and attracting top engineering and risk management talent. I look forward to working with Neil and the team to further strengthen relationships and ties in our chosen industry sectors and geographies.”
Hayley Robinson, managing director, Global Risk Solutions, RSA, said: “Neil’s wealth of experience in relationship management and business development will considerably sharpen our risk management offering across RSA’s commercial lines operations when combined with the expertise and the technical and sector knowledge of our Global Consulting team.
“Martin’s leadership and deep expertise have been critical to the growth of our Global Consulting business into a market leader. I would like to congratulate both Martin and Neil on their new roles.”
- 2015–January 2017: Head of customer relationship management, Zurich Insurance
- 2014–2015: Head of account management, Zurich Insurance
- 2003–2015: Senior vice president, global relationship leader, Zurich Insurance
- 1999–2003 Account relationship manager, Major Risk Division, AIG (UK)
- 1995-–1999: Senior property underwriter, Risk Management, AIG (UK)
- 1987–1995 Multinational development underwriter, RSA
- 2015–January 2016: Risk managed operations manager Global Consulting, RSA
- 2013–July 2015: Business projects manager, Global Consulting, RSA
- 2002– 2013: Risk engineering consultant, Elciem
- 1996–2002: Risk engineering consultant, RSA
- 1990–1996: Loss control surveyor, Sun Alliance/ RSA
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