London, 20 October 2022
PIB Group Ltd (‘PIB’) has announced David Winkett as the newest member of its PIB Group Executive Team. The former QBE executive assumes the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. His arrival follows the recent unveiling of new faces to PIB’s top team in preparation for the next phase of the Group’s evolution in delivering on its ambition to build a leading specialist and diversified pan-European insurance distribution business.
Brendan McManus, CEO for PIB Group commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome David Winkett to PIB as our CFO. I have every confidence that David will take this position to new heights thanks to his extensive experience as a finance professional as well as his leadership qualities spanning many complex international acquisitions and initiatives - all of which will play an essential part in helping PIB’s next chapter of growth.”
David is a senior executive, board member and finance professional with a career spanning over 30 years in the international non-life and Lloyd’s (re)insurance sector.
He joins PIB following two decades at QBE in a number of senior positions primarily as CFO in the UK and Europe, as well as other international locations. David’s earlier career also included ten years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
David Winkett, CFO for PIB Group commented: “This is an exciting time to be joining PIB as it accelerates its international expansion. I am looking forward to being involved in shaping PIB for its next growth phase that already includes an exciting pipeline of acquisition and growth initiatives.”
Ongoing growth and expansion
David joins other recent additions to the PIB Group Executive Team including Onno Janssen in the newly created role as CEO for Europe and Matthew Crane as CEO for Underwriting. A new Chief People Officer will also be announced in the coming weeks who will succeed Fiona Andrews as she prepares for retirement.
Since announcing the top team additions in September, PIB has acquired four more businesses being Asist in Poland, Engloba in Spain, Sheridan-Colohan in Ireland and UK-based Zorab Insurance Services.
About PIB Group
Backed by world leading private equity firms, Apax Funds and The Carlyle Group, PIB is a dynamic and diversified independent specialist insurance intermediary which is experiencing rapid acquisitive and organic growth. Launched in 2015, PIB has grown rapidly through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market. The PIB Group offers a range of specialist teams, products, and services to clients and has offices throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.
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