• April 13, 2022

The Clear Group appoints Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer

The Clear Group today announces the appointment of Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer, subject to regulatory approval. Williams, who joins the main Clear Group operating board, brings significant operational experience from a range of roles in high-growth businesses across broking, underwriting and reinsurance.

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Williams undertook a number of roles at Simply Business, during a period when the business grew from 170 to 1,200 employees and earned the Sunday Times ‘Best company to work for’ in 2015 and 2016. During his time there, he led their operations team and was Managing Director of their global MGA, instrumental in setting it up and supporting growth in the UK and North America. In addition, Williams is the current Non-executive Director of the Society of Underwriting Professionals. 

Williams said: “I am delighted to be joining the Clear Group at such an important stage of its journey. Mike and the team have put in place an exciting strategy for the coming years, and I look forward to playing my part in delivering significant growth and continuous improvement for our business.” 

Mike Edgeley, Group CEO of the Clear Group said: "Phil is a tremendous appointment for the Clear Group as we continue to deliver on the next phase of our development.  He brings a broad range of experience across distribution, pricing, operations, underwriting and product development, which will undoubtedly add real value to our exciting growth plans.” 

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