Pacific Life Re announces organisational changes

London, 19 February 2020 – Pacific Life Re is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Lepez as Managing Director, Pacific Life Re Europe.

Darren Spriggs has decided to step down as Managing Director of Pacific Life Re, Europe. Darren has worked at Pacific Life Re for nearly four years and has helped drive the business forward in both the Protection and Longevity markets. Darren will be replaced by Vincent Lepez, who will be joining Pacific Life Re from SCOR, where he has worked for the last seven years in a variety of roles, including Global Chief Pricing Actuary, and more recently, Head of Asia, Continental Europe and Latin America Markets. Vincent will be joining the company in August.

As UnderwriteMe announced last week, James Tait will be leaving his role as Head of Protection at Pacific Life Re, Europe and taking on the role of CEO at UnderwriteMe, following Martin Werth’s decision to step down.

Darren Spriggs commented: “Pacific Life Re has been a great opportunity and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here working with the very talented Europe team. We’ve achieved a lot together over the past four years and I believe they are well set for further future growth. Nonetheless, the time has come for me to step down as Managing Director and I’m looking forward to my next challenge.”

Dave Howell, Pacific Life Re, CEO, commented: “I’d like to thank Darren for his hard work and dedication to Pacific Life Re and I look forward to working with Vincent, building on the strong foundations that Darren has put in place for the Europe business unit. Vincent brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and I’m pleased to be welcoming him to Pacific Life Re. I’d also like to thank Martin for his dedication and commitment to UnderwriteMe over the past eight years.”

Vincent Lepez commented: “Having worked in the life insurance industry for the last 10 years, I have seen Pacific Life Re grow over time into the successful global business that it is today. I am very excited to be joining the talented Pacific Life Re team.”

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