The AA has appointed Janet Connor, currently managing director of More Than, part of the RSA group, as managing director of AA Insurance.
The appointment is effective from August 1, 2014.
Connor will report to Chris Jansen, chief executive of The AA and will be responsible for developing the AA’s car, home, travel, small business, pet and niche insurance portfolios and grow the business.
Connor, who has spent most of her career in retail financial services and insurance, has been managing director of More Than since 2012. Before that, she was managing director of Ageas-owned over-50s insurer RIAS.
Reporting to Connor will be Simon Douglas, panel and pricing director; Craig Staniland, who is responsible for underwriting and Ian Stokoe, head of insurance sales and customer service.
Simon Douglas is leading the insurance team until Connor joins.
Jansen said: “This is a vital move in the development of the AA and the creation of a dedicated managing director for the insurance business, which I see as being essential in ensuring AA Insurance remains leading provider of personal lines cover.
“I’m very pleased that Janet has agreed to join us. She brings a wealth of experience that will give new impetus to our insurance business, which is already one of the best known and is the most trusted brand in the market.”
Connor said: “I am delighted to be joining the AA in the newly created role of MD, AA Insurance and at such an exciting time. I am looking forward to making a real difference and working with my new colleagues in insurance and across the AA.”
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Janet Connor, More Than, AA, Europe