Simon Hawkins / Source: Compre
11 May 2018Insurance

Compre poaches QBE legacy expert as new COO

Compre, a European re/insurance legacy specialist focused on the acquisition and management of discontinued non-life portfolios, has hired QBE's Simon Hawkins as new chief operating officer (COO).

Hawkins has over 20 years of experience in the legacy sector. He will join Compre in the third quarter of 2018 from QBE where, as group head of retrospective solutions, he is said to have developed one of the most proactive approaches to legacy management in the industry.

Mark Lawson, co-CEO of Compre, said: “We are delighted Simon is joining the business at this exciting time for Compre, given the ever-increasing opportunities for growth in the legacy market.

"Simon will bring a wealth of experience to Compre across global transaction structuring and legacy management excellence, which will enable the business to continue to thrive and meet its ambitious growth plans. I look forward to working closely with Simon to maximise the potential for Compre and to provide creative legacy solutions to the counterparties we work with.”

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