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European Underwriting Governance Lead

Ref: 9221715

  • Highly Competitive + Excellent Bens
  • 27 Aug 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm

Rare opportunity to join a leading global insurer as their European Underwriting Portfolio -Governance Lead and to be part of a new team build out within their European Centre of Excellence. Strong background in commercial and / or personal lines underwriting with expertise in multijurisdictional European markets an advantage. Executive is partnering exclusively with our client on this key appointment.

Key responsibilities:

• Lead and oversee the underwriting quality and governance strategies for their European portfolio to ensure current and future plans are in line with best practice from an operational and regulatory framework. • Be a strong conduit between Ireland, UK and their European teams, manging key stakeholders regulations across underwriting governance risk teams. • Ensures that underwriting controls and procedures withing their European businesses are of a high standard, appropriate quality. Lead the support, development and maintenance of their governance strategies. • Oversight and reporting on the performance management of the European portfolios including analysis to monitor the profitability of their European businesses / portfolios and recommending changes / improvements where necessary. • Managing the ongoing development, implementation and maintenance of governance tools and assurance processes, providing a value -add consultative support to various branch entities and stakeholders. • Ensures business compliance with all external legal, regulatory and compliance requirements. • Maintain oversight of the monthly performance process/meetings undertaken by the Senior Underwriting team for multi-countries to ensure the overall performance is in line plans. • Develop technical underwriting standards, controls, practices and procedures and contribute / present to their Oversight and Executive Committee with summary of portfolio performance • Develop and execute a training and awareness strategy, implement Compliance training and provide management with relevant metrics. • Advise the first line of defence with respect to policies (i.e. their adoption, development, implementation and maintenance), practical guidance, training, relevant controls, and processes for mitigation of risks. • Conduct an annual underwriting risk assessment to satisfy minimum internal and external regulatory requirements and validate assessment results. • Organize and deliver functional projects within the defined scope and timeframe and in accordance with agreed cost and quality targets • Participate in project steering committees for projects with no dedicated legal sub project, ensuring that legal requirements and considerations are taken into account.

The Ideal Candidate for this European Underwriting Portfolio, Governance Lead Role

• Ideally 10 years plus experience in Commercial Lines / Personal Lines Underwriting / Portfolio Management role or within an oversight / operational risk role within insurance operations. • Experience via Freedom of Services / Freedom of Distributions working across international markets in the EU / AsPAC regions. • Strong insurance product knowledge and the ability to manage and work alongside multiple stakeholders – Highly numerate, adept in manage large volumes of data, natural analytical thinker • Excellent negotiation, influence and communication skills • commercially astute with solid understanding of insurance management information (MI) & financial data and how to best use this from a governance, oversight perspective. • Strong ability to engage positively with a wide cross-country senior stakeholder group • Degree,, ACII or Risk related Post Grad Or Equivalent For more details, please contact Estelle Davis on 01 662 1000 or