Ecclesiastical chief hails "positive" results despite profit plunge

Michael Tripp Ecclesiastical

In 2009 the insurer posted profits of £79m, a huge swing from 2008 when it reported a loss of £22.5m. Likewise, in 2007, Ecclesiastical posted profits of just over £35m, a sharp decrease on 2006 when it delivered profits of over £77m.

However, Michael Tripp, group chief executive of Ecclesiastical described the results as a “very positive outcome” despite delivering a combined operating ratio of 102% and dramatic slump in underwriting profit of nearly £33m.

“Considering the difficult claims year

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