Pioneer appoints Simon Gaffney as Group Chief Operating Officer

1 May 2018

Pioneer Underwriters (“Pioneer”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Gaffney as Group Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately, he will report to Dane Douetil, Group Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer and be based in London.

Simon has two decades of experience in the insurance broking industry, including Chief Operating Officer at Willis Global. Most recently he held the role of Chief Data Officer at Willis Towers Watson.

Dane Douetil, Group Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer said: “Our ability to attract an operational leader of the quality and experience of Simon Gaffney is testament to the dynamic business we are building at Pioneer. Our business has a focus on operational excellence and Simon’s leadership will be invaluable in further building our skills and expertise in this area.”

Simon Gaffney, Group Chief Operating Officer at Pioneer added: “I’m excited to be joining Pioneer at a time of momentous change in our industry, as new technology creates both challenges and huge opportunities. Pioneer has already built an impressive infrastructure and I look forward to building on this progress as we drive operational efficiencies across the business to deliver enhanced profitability.”

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