Insurance company Ageas has appointed a new group chief operating officer (COO) and UK chief executive officer (CEO) in addition to several other senior recruits.
The company has promoted Barry Smith to the role of group COO from his original role as UK CEO.
The group COO role has been newly created and will see Smith responsible for the implementation of the group's strategy.
Andy Watson will take on the role of UK CEO. Both will take on their roles with immediate effect.
In addition, and by the beginning of April 2013, Mark Cliff will be made CEO of Ageas retail and distribution and François-Xavier Boisseau will become CEO of insurance, with responsibility for Ageas Insurance Limited and Groupama Insurances.
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