Lockton hires former Zurich UK CEO as Non-Executive Director

Dave Smith, former CEO and UK Branch Manager of Zurich UK General Insurance has joined insurance broker Lockton Companies LLP as a Non-Executive Director.

He will advise the boards of Lockton Companies LLP and their MGA, Mapledown Underwriting LLP.

Dave has spent the last ten years of his career at Zurich, in a variety of executive roles being promoted to CEO where he had strategic, P&L, and regulatory accountability for their £3bn premium general insurance business which included Endsleigh, itself a top 25 UK insurance broker.  He also chaired Zurich general insurance's risk and customer experience committees.

Dave is also a Board Member at the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Speaking of his appointment Lockton Companies CEO Mike Hammond commented: "We're delighted to welcome Dave to Lockton.  He is an individual we have admired and enjoyed working with for a number of years, and his appointment once again demonstrates our ongoing commitment to attracting the very best industry talent.  Dave's track record of success speaks for itself and his in-depth understanding of the UK general insurance market, governance and top-level industry engagement will be invaluable to us as we look to continue our unbroken run of growth."