Nigel Brittle has been appointed the new Group Managing Director of Personal Group Holdings Plc (PGH), taking over from Ken Rooney who will take up the position of Deputy Chairman of the PGH Board, as well as Chairman of the Group’s subsidiary companies.
“I am excited by my new opportunity at Personal Group and am looking forward to working with the leadership team as we focus on delivering added value to our current clients and future customers as quickly as possible in these challenging economic times,” says Nigel Brittle.
“During the current economic downturn there is a key role for voluntary employee benefit providers like Personal Group to play in working closely with employers to help manage these tough times and enable their employees to see how benefits can provide financial assistance and protection to them personally and also their families,” he says.
“Personal Group is committed to helping existing and future clients to negotiate the challenges that are surely ahead. For many organisations the reality of recession means that benefits budgets do need to be reviewed. However, I am looking forward to helping Personal Group continue its key service in assisting employers and their staff to understand just how benefits can be tailored cost effectively on an individual basis to better manage the benefits budget and to meet the changing needs of each and every employee,” says Brittle.
Nigel has had a long and distinguished career at Combined Insurance and most recently was Vice President for European Operations. He first joined Combined Insurance in 1983 and has a great deal of experience of the insurance industry, particularly in customer facing roles such as marketing, sales and communications.
“I am confident Nigel’s experience and expertise will make him a very important contributor to the continuing growth and success of Personal Group. His experience will certainly put us in a strong position to respond to the needs of existing and prospective clients in the current market and I, on behalf of the Group, welcome him and wish him all the best in his appointment,” says Christopher Johnston, Chairman of Personal Group.