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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Clements Worldwide Appoints New Managing Director for Growing London Operations

Clements Worldwide, the world’s leading provider of international insurance solutions for expatriates and international organizations, today announced that Simon Townsend has been appointed Managing Director of its London operations, following the promotion of Dan Francis to Vice President, Global Business Development.

Simon will use leadership experience, skills and relationships gained from over 20 years in the international insurance industry to lead the continued expansion of Clements’ European footprint, which has seen significant success since its establishment in 2009. He will lead a growing team of 20 professionals and be based in Clements’ London office.

In his most recent senior management role at Towergate Insurance, Simon managed six regional brokerage businesses resulting in significant profit achievements, and worked to introduce valuable sales and pipeline planning best practices.  He has previously held executive positions at HSBC, AXA and Norwich Union.


“We are very excited to have a seasoned insurance professional like Simon on board to lead our highly successful European operations. He brings with him decades of industry experience which will no doubt prove to be very useful as we look to capitalize on our recent success in the region and further diversify our business,” said Chris Beck, President of Clements Worldwide. “The Clements team look forward to working with Simon to ensure that we continue delivering world-class insurance solutions to clients.”

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