DUBLIN – Sedgwick announced the appointment of Malcolm Hughes to the role of chief executive officer of its operations in Ireland.
In that capacity, Hughes will have executive oversight of 400 Irish colleagues who continue to achieve market-share growth in a range of diversified claim services, as well as drive strategic direction of the company in Ireland.
Hughes has more than 30 years of insurance and industry experience in Ireland and overseas markets, including North America, Middle East, South America and Europe. He co-founded and was previously CEO of Outsource Services Group (OSG), one of Ireland’s leading providers of professional outsource services to the insurance, banking and financial services markets; OSG was acquired by Sedgwick in 2016. He is a former president of the Insurance Institute of Dublin and the Insurance Institute of Ireland and former chairman of the executive committee of the Insurance Institute of Ireland.
As a key member of Sedgwick’s international leadership team, Hughes will lead the company’s Irish business development efforts and support the consolidation of Cunningham Lindsey, which was recently acquired by Sedgwick, with OSG Vericlaim in Ireland under the Sedgwick brand name.
“Ireland is a major player in Sedgwick’s international business, and Malcolm Hughes is the ideal person to lead our growing business there,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick’s CEO of international. “His reputation for overseeing the delivery of a broad portfolio of services to financial and insurance companies is unparalleled, and his expertise will be instrumental as we continue to produce outstanding results and serve our customers with the exceptional support they have come to expect.”
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology-enabled business solutions that include property, casualty and integrated risk services and benefits administration. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper¬tise of more than 21,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.