UK - Royal & SunAlliance (RSA) has appointed Bob Gunn as group chief operating officer of its worldwide business.
Reporting to group chief executive Bob Mendelsohn, Gunn will be responsible for the day-to-day performance of RSA businesses worldwide.
Gunn has been serving as group director of RSA in the US since 1998 and as a member of the group’s board of directors since June 1999. Previously, he was chief executive of the group’s Canadian operations from 1990, having originally joined RSA in 1973. Commenting on the new appointment, Bob Mendelsohn said: “Over the past three years, the group’s focus has been on changing the culture of the organisation; reshaping the business and completing the ‘fix or eliminate’ programme, where we have exited classes of business or markets which were not able to sustain target returns.
“Going forward, we are looking to build upon the solid platform we have established and to further consolidate our market leadership position in our chosen sectors. “With Bob Gunn taking responsibility for the internal operational side of the business, I will be able to concentrate my efforts on our strategic development; on growing our business profitably; and on accelerating the implementation of our global business model.”
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