OAMPS sends acquisition message

OAMPS has made a major new appointment, sending a warning to its rivals that it plans on ramping up its acquisition strategy.

Sarah Lyons, currently UK-based, has been appointed to head its commercial broking operations.

Set to begin her role early next year, Lyons is currently the CFO and COO at UKGlobal Risk Solutions, and has previously been Group Managing Director at Giles Insurance Brokers.

An OAMPs spokeswoman says in the latter role, Lyons “managed 40 branches (900 team members), increased retention rates across all client segments and integrated 22 acquisitions over an 18 month period – an outstanding achievement, particularly given OAMPS’ increasing focus on making strategic acquisitions”.

Chief Executive Mike Cutter says Lyons would strengthen the OAMPS brand.

“The Head of Commercial Broking role is critical to our ongoing success, given our geographic spread and breadth of industries and segments,” he says.

“We’ve taken the time to find someone with the skills to enhance the Leadership Team, and we are pleased to attract an executive of Sarah’s calibre to OAMPS.”

OAMPS is also looking for a new Head of Product and Partnerships, the final piece of its new-look leadership team.