The times are definitely changing in the risk and benefits space with claims management giant Sedgwick on an appointment drive since completing its deal for Cunningham Lindsey last week.
Having already made numerous appointments in the UK, the firm has now announced a new CEO in Ireland – with Malcolm Hughes to take the role.
Hughes is set to lead 400 Irish colleagues and drive the company’s strategic push in the area. He brings with him more than 30 years of insurance and industry experience – he previously co-founded Outsource Services Group, one of the country’s leading providers of outsourcing services, which was acquired by Sedgwick back in 2016. He was also the president of the Insurance Institute of Dublin and the Insurance Institute of Ireland, and was the chairman of the latter’s executive committee.
“Ireland is a major player in Sedgwick’s international business, and Malcolm Hughes is the ideal person to lead our growing business there,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick’s CEO of international. “His reputation for overseeing the delivery of a broad portfolio of services to financial and insurance companies is unparalleled, and his expertise will be instrumental as we continue to produce outstanding results and serve our customers with the exceptional support they have come to expect.”
Hughes is now expected to lead the consolidation of Cunningham Lindsey with OSG Vericlaim under the Sedgwick name.