Ecclesiastical appoints new CEO

Mark Hews has been appointed as the new group chief executive of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (EIG).

The Gloucester-based insurance firm announced the four year EIG veteran would take over control of the company from his highly-respected predeccesor Michael Tripp, who announced earlier this year he would be stepping down following six years in command of the business.

Before joining EIG, Mr Hews was the chief executive of M&S Life, the director of HSBC Life and chief finance officer at Aviva.

EIG provides insurance for specialised clients in the charity, education, faith, fine art and heritage sectors. It’s current customers include the Anglican Church, Gloucester cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Will Samuel, EIG chairman said: “Mark has an outstanding track record of successfully driving through major change programmes, implementing profitable growth, transforming organisational performance and reshaping culture in order to create high performing businesses.”

Mr Samuel also extolled the benefits of Mr Hews’ strong understanding of the various businesses that make up EIG – adding that he understood the long history of the organisation and the company’s working culture.

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