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Staveley Head appoints two new members to its Executive Board of Directors

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 GMT

Author: Staveley Head

Staveley Head is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Executive Board of Directors. Craig Shaw, formerly Operations Manager and Deborah Hughes, formerly Schemes Underwriting Manager will join the board effective immediately.

Ashley Peters, Managing Director of Staveley Head said: “We are delighted to today confirm the promotion of Craig and Deborah to the Executive Board of Directors. Craig, as Director of Operations, will continue to embrace and advance the operational side of the company. With the substantial business growth we are currently witnessing, its direction is of paramount importance and we believe Craig is the best person to oversee this development.”

“Deborah has been promoted to Director of Underwriting. She will continue to be responsible for all aspects of underwriting and development of our MGA and scheme facilities and will continue to advance products and widen footprints for existing and new areas. Broker development and insurer contact will also continue to fall under her remit.”

“We continue to invest in our people and technologies and firmly believe these appointments will ensure that we continue to provide the best possible products and customer service to our customers and partners.”

Craig commented: “Staveley Head is an exceptional company with a great future. It has been a privilege to be a part of its success over the last two years and I’m delighted to be playing my part in the acceleration of the company’s movement to its next phase of growth.”

Deborah said: “I am honoured to join the Staveley Head executive board and work with this exceptional team. The company has some very exciting plans for future growth and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the direction of the company.”



About Craig Shaw:
Craig’s broking career began in 1995 with Colonnade Insurance, advancing quickly to senior sales executive and achieving the accolade of becoming Colonnade’s youngest branch manager. Following Colonnade’s acquisition by Swinton Insurance in 2001 Craig continued to progress and managed several branches before becoming appointed as Area Manager. Craig joined Staveley Head in January 2013 as Operations Manager and has been instrumental in its continued growth.

About Deborah Hughes:
Deborah started her career with Independent Insurance before progressing through the ranks at Zurich Insurance to Senior Portfolio Development Underwriter. Deborah joined Staveley Head in September 2013 and has been responsible for designing product rating and underwriting logic and considerably widening the footprint of the company. 

About Staveley Head:
Staveley Head is an independent insurance intermediary specialising in commercial vehicle and niche motor insurance policies.

Established in 1991, Staveley Head has grown to become one of the most respected providers of specialist insurance products and today employs over 90 people, principally in North Wales. Staveley Head Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The North Wales based Insurance Broker has gained a reputation for investing in their technology, twice winning an Insurance Times TechAward for ‘Best Use of Technology to Improve the Broker Experience’ (2013 and 2014) and recently becoming the first MGA/Broker to actively participate in the joint MIB & DVLA MyLicence initiative.


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