Kate joined Aviva in March 2023 as the Chief Operating officer of Aviva Private Clients division. Prior to joining Aviva, Kate was the Managing Director of Azur Underwriting, a specialist HNW insurtech MGA where she had overall responsibility for strategy product development, underwriting. distribution, claims and operational side of the Azur business. Kate is transitioning to Aviva as part of the sale of the business.
Kate has more than 32 years of personal lines insurance experience across underwriting and claims including 22 years within the HNW market. She led the transition of her entire team from AIG following the formation of Azur.
Prior to joining Azur, Kate worked for AIG for 9 years most recently as Head of Private Clients and in various management roles as well as a year secondment to work with McKinsey on a UK and European transformational change project. Prior to AIG she worked for leading brokers Marsh and HSBC in Management positions in the High-Net-Worth arena.
She was the lead cover holder for the MGAA and FCA approved person in the UK and CBI approved for Ireland. Kate holds a diploma from the Chartered Insurance institute.