Pool Re has announced the appointment of Tracey Paul to the newly-created role of chief strategy and communications officer. Paul takes up the new executive position with immediate effect, and will report to Julian Enoizi, chief executive.
Paul brings more than two decades of strategic communications experience to the role. She joins from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government where she served as the head of stakeholders and communication for the Grenfell Tower Building Safety Programme. Prior to this, Paul served as chief of staff for Dame Louise Casey on the review of community cohesion and extremism. Earlier in her career, she held a series of senior roles in the Labour Party, most notably running the strategic communications division during several general election campaigns and regularly briefing senior politicians.
Julian Enoizi, chief executive, Pool Re, said: “We’ve been constantly innovating at Pool Re, trying to keep ahead of the evolving terrorist threat. However, challenges remain: awareness of the terrorism threat and insurance penetration remain low, particularly among SMEs and outside cities or big towns. To overcome this, we need a clear, long-term strategy and productive engagement with all of our stakeholders. Tracey will be instrumental in this. She joins with an exceptional track record of developing and articulating strategies in order to find common ground across a broad range of stakeholders.”
About Pool Re
Pool Re was formed in 1993 by the insurance industry in cooperation with the UK Government in the wake of the IRA bombing campaign on the UK mainland. Structured as a commercial reinsurer, Pool Re is a mutual whose member insurers comprise the vast majority of insurers and Lloyd’s Syndicates which offer commercial property insurance in Great Britain. Ceding their terrorism risk to Pool Re affords member customers a guarantee ensuring that they can provide cover for losses resulting from acts of terrorism, regardless of the scale of the claims.