Former NIG boss Greenwood named Direct Line acting CEO as James steps down

Penny James

Direct Line Group has appointed Jon Greenwood as acting CEO following Penny James stepping down from the permanent role with immediate effect.

Greenwood, currently chief commercial officer, joined the group in 2000 and has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance.

He became managing director of commercial and broker at RBSI, the then owner of NIG, in May 2009 with the job title evolving to managing director of NIG by 2011 when it updated its logo.

More recently he stepped up from being managing director of commercial at Direct Line when the CCO role was created last October.

Shock profit warning

James took up the post of CEO in

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