RiiG Limited Makes Key Leadership Appointment
Brighton, UK. 17 November, 2015 – RiiG Limited (RiiG), the leading provider of claims management and consultancy solutions to the UK insurance profession, today announces the appointment of Kevin Foakes to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. His appointment represents a change to the organisational structure of the business to reflect both the company’s recent growth and the desire to provide a robust platform for its future development.
Kevin Foakes brings over 30 years’ insurance claims industry experience. Prior to joining RiiG Limited, he was Head of Adjusting & Investigations at Argent Adjusting and Investigations Ltd. (Argent). Having previously led Argent’s predecessor company, Argent Liability Adjusters, part of the Parabis Group, he had additional responsibility for Parabis Investigations and successfully merged the two businesses in 2014. He has also worked as Regional Operation Director at specialist liability adjuster Garwyn (now part of Davies Group Limited), and in claims roles for insurers Provincial Insurance Co Ltd (now Axa) and Dominion Insurance Co.
In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for ensuring that the RiiG Limited structure, systems and processes develop in line with the business’ goals and objectives and that they deliver lasting, significant improvements to clients and their customers.
Commenting on the appointment, Gordon Vater, RiiG Limited CEO said, “As RiiG Limited continues to grow, we recognise the need to enhance our operational capabilities to ensure that we have the right platform in place to expand our business. The appointment of a COO serves to strengthen further the management team.”
He continued, “Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role and he will be a great asset in helping us achieve our objectives. We are delighted that he has joined RiiG Limited and I believe that this new addition to the team will enable us to focus more effectively on surpassing our clients’ expectations.”
Kevin Foakes said, “I am excited to join RiiG Limited at a pivotal point for the business. It is already widely recognised as a respected provider of expert claims services and has an enviable reputation for helping to protect clients’ brands by deploying skilled people in flexible ways. RiiG Limited has ambitious plans to grow its business and service offering to existing and new clients, and I am looking forward to working with the team to develop our proposition to the market”.
Kevin is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.