KPMG bolsters insurance practice with new senior hire
Global network of professional firms KPMG has appointed Rose St Louis as a new director in its insurance practice. She was previously head of strategic partnerships at Zurich UK, having joined in 2015 with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector behind her.
Through her career, St Louis has worked in a wide range of roles, having spent ten years as a financial adviser before working with asset managers, intermediaries, brokers and insurers. KPMG said her experience in risk and strategy in multiple sectors makes her a valuable addition to the team. She is recognised for her inclusive approach to customer delivery, winning several industry awards and co-founding the Women in Protection Network.
Commenting on the appointment, Simon Ranger, head of insurance, KPMG UK said: “Rose is a passionate self-starter, demonstrated by her leadership in the industry and successful advocacy of diversity and inclusion. We aim to bring the best talent to our clients and hiring Rose is an example of that principle in action. She combines practical insights into what our clients are struggling with day-to-day with an ability to understand and articulate what change needs to happen to make firms fit for the next decade. Rose’s relentless focus on the end customer means she has an unfaltering vision of how the entire sector should operate.”
Rose St Louis added: “2019 was the most exciting and successful year of my career to date and I’m looking forward to building on that at KPMG. My experience across the insurance value chain, from adviser to provider, allows me to recognise the problems faced by different organisations within each sector and how these differ from, and impact on, one another. This knowledge will allow me to bring real value to this role. I’m also looking forward to building on my understanding of the general insurance market, and continuing the effort towards making our industry more inclusive for both our customers and people within the profession.”