Sedgwick announces new executive leadership appointments in Asia

January 9, 2024

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SINGAPORE, 11 January 2024 — Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has named Veronica Grigg its Chief Executive Officer in Asia along with key executive appointments of Stephen Kerr as Chief Operating Officer and Simon Kay as Director of Executive Services.

“Veronica’s appointment as CEO, along with Stephen’s transition into the role of COO and Simon’s appointment as Director, reflect our continued investment in supporting Asia and reaffirm our focus to realize future business growth,” says Paul White, Regional CEO, International. “With decades of experience in the industry, each appointment builds a high calibre of leadership for Sedgwick in Asia, further strengthening the work for our clients.”

Grigg brings over 25 years of solid industry experience. She is a foremost expert in the insurance and carrier market with leadership expertise focused on business strategy and developing key relationships throughout Asia. She is a visionary executive and one of the most respected leaders in Asia, combining significant skill in transforming the claims and loss adjusting process with a global perspective. She will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and growth of Sedgwick in Asia. 

“I am honored to step into the role as the new CEO for Sedgwick in Asia,” said Grigg. “With the region’s growing demand for innovative claims and risk management solutions, Sedgwick is well-positioned to meet and exceed the service expectations of our clients. We will continue to elevate our commitment to our clients with the talented colleagues that help drive our business forward.”

Kerr is moving into the role of COO in Asia. With over 33 years of experience in the claims and loss adjusting industry he has managed major loss claims, high net worth, special investigations and building consultancy businesses. Kerr, who has been with the business since 1995, has been instrumental in driving the delivery of exceptional customer service. He will continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring operational efficiency across Asia.

Supporting the business in driving operational change and success in Asia will be Simon Kay as Director of Executive Services. Kay has more than 30 years’ experience in the loss adjusting industry as an operational leader and adjuster handling large property major and complex losses along with significant corporate nominations and key client relationships. He will be a driving force in projects and vital initiatives across the region.

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and expertise of 33,000 colleagues across 80 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact performance. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. 

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