Davies appoints Group Chief Operations Officer as it positions for a new phase of international growth

16th May 2023

Davies, the leading specialist professional services and technology business, serving insurance and highly regulated markets, today announced the appointment of Jen Morrissey to the newly created position of Group Chief Operations Officer, as the business continues its ambitious international growth plans, and ups its investment in technology and transformation.

A seasoned senior executive officer, Jen has more than 20 years of experience leading global strategic information technology and operations in the risk management and professional services sectors. She has been instrumental in leading companies through periods of expansion, bringing experience in M&A integration, IT transformation, and global shared services. Morrissey joins Davies from Unison Risk Advisors, where she was Chief Information Officer, and previously to that at Willis Towers Watson along with progressing technology roles at Electronic Data Systems servicing Fortune 10 clients.

As Group Chief Operations Officer, Jen, who is based in the U.S. will report directly to Group CEO, Dan Saulter. She will lead Davies’ global technology, transformation, M&A integration, procurement, and real estate functions. Jen will also join Davies’ Group Executive Committee.

In February 2023, following a sustained period of organic and M&A growth, Davies announced a new simplified organisational structure, that aligned its global operations across three business units: Global Solutions, UK & Ireland, and Davies U.S. Remaining on its strong growth trajectory, the three core units enables Davies to continue its focus to drive additional value for its 1,500+ insurance, financial services, and other highly regulated clients.

Globally, Davies’ 7,000+ colleagues operate across ten countries, including the UK and the U.S. The business delivers professional services and technology solutions across the risk and insurance value chain, including excellence in claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation & risk, customer experience, human capital, digital transformation & change management. Over the past ten years Davies has grown its annual revenues more than 20-fold, investing heavily in research & development (R&D), innovation & automation, colleague development, and client service. Today the group serves more than 1,500 insurance, financial services, public sector, and other highly regulated clients.

Jen Morrissey, Group Chief Operations Officer, commented: “This is a very exciting time to join Davies, and I’m looking forward to working alongside Dan & the wider team in our next phase of growth, continued transformation and positive disruption. It has never been more crucial for a business to remain agile to help clients face the external challenges that our industry is currently undergoing.”

Dan Saulter, Group CEO, Davies, added: “I am delighted to welcome Jen to Davies. Her extensive experience as an executive leader and her in-depth knowledge of the industry will undoubtedly be a fantastic asset to the successful growth of the business. As we embark on our next phase of international growth and investment, it is important that we position our business units and leadership so we can best serve our 1,500+ clients across the globe.”

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