In July, the market was shocked by the departure of Amanda Blanc from Zurich after only nine months in the CEO EMEA role.
The start of Summer brought with it the revelation that now Prime Minister Boris Johnson was paid £25,540 by Biba to speak at its conference.
As Spring continued, communications by CEOs to the market drew the most interest from readers, including those from Axa and RSA.
What hit the headlines as we moved into the second month of the year?
Marsh Commercial’s plan to close branches and open centralised ‘Centres of Excellence’ could create opportunities for brokers.
Branches in the south, north, Wales and Scotland are affected by the move.
CEO of the newly-revealed Enterprise Centres of Excellence, Mandy Walton, argues why the Marsh plan will succeed where others have failed.
It is believed that broker-facing roles will be impacted.
GI CEO Colm Holmes says the provider is targeting growth in SME and corporate and specialty and insists new strategy will not lead to more redundancies.
Provider reveals new organisational structure with five operating divisions.
Barton departed Jelf in March 2019 after 16 years with the business.
Insurance Age understands redundancies of around three figures are on the cards as the former Jelf business undergoes a restructure under Anthony Gruppo.
CEO Jon Dye said the business is "still in good shape" despite the slip in performance.
Figures follow an effort to streamline the provider’s operations in the UK and Ireland.
Provider announced its decision to exit nine lines of business last month.
Insurance Age talks to the man who swung the axe on the Jelf-name, Anthony Gruppo, about business efficiency, his move from the US and his focus on delivering organic growth for Marsh Commercial
Experts say the restructure is understandable but could lead to office closures as Amlin pulls out of nine business lines.
Brokers say Marsh's "inevitable" move could lead to staff exits and a shift away from local service as Jelf rebrands to Marsh Commercial.
The broker warned that some local offices would be merged following its deals with Clark Thomson, Bluefin and JLT as it rebrands to Marsh Commercial.
The Atlanta CEO explains that branch closures should not be viewed in isolation.
Advised clients will be transferred to Towergate and the move, which will lead to redundancies, is likely to result in branch closures.
Move follows decision to place Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance into run-off in June.
CEO of general insurance Colm Holmes says life and GI split is going "smoothly" and discusses premium drop in "choppy" personal lines market as MD of intermediaries Phil Bayles pledges that Aviva will not exit any business lines.
The COR improved more than 9% points as UK CEO Tulsi Naidu expects to see growth stabilise going forward from efficiencies rolling through to the results.