KPMG has appointed Rose St Louis as the new director of the firm’s insurance practice.
St Louis has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, and was previously head of strategic partnerships at Zurich UK.
She also spent 10 years as a financial adviser before working with asset managers, intermediaries and brokers. She is “recognised for her inclusive approach” to customer delivery, and has won several industry awards as well as co-founding the Women in Protection Network.
Simon Ranger, head of insurance at 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.”
St Louis said: “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.”
She added: “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.”