Moves: ACE appoints new director of communications and marketing for Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:27

Darragh Gray_1.jpgACE announced the appointment of Darragh Gray as director of communications and marketing for the company’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations, effective of 23 January.

Based in London, Darragh will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including media relations, public relations, corporate and marketing communications across ACE’s operations in 27 countries throughout its Europe and MENA region.

Darragh has worked in financial services for 15 years and joins ACE from HSBC, where he was senior manager, group communications, working directly with the group CEO and senior executive team. Previously, Darragh was senior communications manager at Lloyd’s of London, where he led the market’s first thought leadership campaign across its marketing and communications teams.

Andrew Kendrick, chairman, ACE European Group, said: “This is an exciting time for ACE, as we expand our presence and build our business across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Darragh has a distinguished track record of success across marketing and corporate communications and I am delighted he is joining our management team.  His experience will be extremely valuable as we work together across the region to strengthen further ACE’s position as a global insurance leader.”

Darragh Gray commented: “ACE has a great story to tell. Its reputation for financial strength, customer focus and market innovation are second to none. I look forward to using my industry experience to help communicate this story - ensuring ACE’s profile with brokers and customers continues to keep pace with our growing position and potential in Europe and MENA.