Canopius claims head departs for QBE


Michael East, the head of claims at Canopius Group, has resigned. He joins QBE Europe as claims technical director.

Based in London, he will report to Dominic Clayden, claims director.

Dominic Clayden, claims director, said: “I’m delighted to have attracted someone of Mike’s calibre and experience to QBE. His proven track record of managing high value and complex claims as well as implementing successful claims strategies will be invaluable as we redefine our proposition to put our clients at the heart of a market-leading claims service. ”

Fiona Sperry succeeds him as head of claims at Canopius. She will report to Stephen Manning, group chief operating officer.

Sperry is a founding member of, and chairs, the LMA FIPI claims committee and also a member of the LMA claims committee performance sub-group. She has been with Canopius for 16 years and was most recently deputy head of claims and head of global specialty claims.

Manning said: “Fiona has been a key part of our drive to ensure we provide an outstanding claims service to our clients and brokers. In recent years, she has demonstrated her strong technical claims expertise and leadership skills and we are delighted to promote her to head of claims. Her appointment illustrates the strength of our team at Canopius and I have every confidence that they will continue to excel under her leadership.”

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