RSA appoints new Chief Compliance Officer

RSA Group


RSA Insurance has today announced that Peter Townsend has been appointed Chief Compliance Officer for its UK and International business.

Peter has worked at RSA for 10 years, joining as Legal Counsel in 2012. Since then, he has held roles as RSA’s Group Head of Financial Crime and Group Data Protection Officer. Prior to joining RSA, Peter was a solicitor at Berwin Leighton Paisner and Clifford Chance.

In the role, Peter will be responsible for implementing and monitoring regulatory developments and creating support frameworks and policies. Peter will do this by working with business areas affected by regulatory change, as well as providing advice and guidance to the RSA Board and Executive Team and working with our parent company Intact, in particular our Group Chief Compliance Officer, Robin Richardson.

Dave Howell, Chief Risk Officer at RSA, said: “Given Peter’s extensive experience, dedication and performance at RSA over the last 10 years, it is clear that he is the right candidate for the job. We’re delighted to have promoted him into this important role, where he’ll be responsible for managing RSA’s response to the regulations that govern us, and look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Peter Townsend, Chief Compliance Officer at RSA, said: “I’m really pleased to take on this new role, continuing my journey at RSA, and would like to thank all my colleagues for their support over the years. Insurance is a highly regulated sector and my background as a solicitor means that I’m well placed to monitor, manage and implement these rules.  I’m very much looking forward to it.”

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About RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance is a multinational insurance group. We are one of the world’s oldest general insurers, providing peace of mind to individuals and protecting small businesses and large organisations from uncertainty. We use our capabilities to anticipate and improve outcomes for customers via our direct channel, our broker relationships or partner organisations. We have established businesses in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.

In 2021, the former RSA Group Plc came under new ownership and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation.

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