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Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. on Wednesday said it has combined its Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa business into a new operating division and made several changes to its senior leadership team in a move to grow its international business.
Stewart Steel, current CEO of Sedgwick UK, Middle East & Africa, has been named to oversee the newly combined operating division as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa, Sedgwick said in a statement.
Mr. Steel has also been named chairman of Sedgwick UK as he continues to support the U.K. business in addition to his new role, the Memphis, Tennessee-based claims management firm said.
Paul White, current deputy CEO of Sedgwick UK, has been promoted to lead the U.K. business as CEO, Sedgwick said in the statement.
Based in London, both Mr. White and Mr. Steel will report to Ian Muress, CEO of Sedgwick International.
Neil Gibson, managing director of home claims and liability claim services has also been appointed chief operating officer, Sedgwick UK, the firm said.
London-based Mr. Gibson will report to Mr. White, Sedgwick said.
“These appointments will further strengthen our U.K. and European leadership teams as we focus on our strategic growth to support our clients and customers,” said Mr. Muress.
U.S.-based Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has purchased Singapore-based loss adjuster Insight Adjusters and Surveyors Pte Ltd. to expand its operations in the region, Asia Insurance Review reported. Insight serves the property sector across Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.