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United Kingdom Recruitment

Whether you need temporary coverage on a short term basis or a maternity leave, through to longer term permanent placements – Acumen can assist your business in attracting the right candidates using our in-depth knowledge of the local employment market and our established networks.

At Acumen we place skilled insurance and reinsurance professionals across all areas of the industry – Accounting & Finance, Treasury, Actuarial, Data, Digital & Innovation, Change & Technology, Operations, Claims, HR & Talent, Risk, Compliance and Underwriting.

We work with businesses of all sizes – from start-ups to Global Insurer/Reinsurers to Run-off – and offer a full range of recruitment services including temporary, contract, permanent and executive search.

Acumen work with candidates at every level from entry level to C-Suite.

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Our executive team, Richard Hartley (CEO) and Nick Briggs (COO), are qualified accountants and have held a number of senior finance roles (including CFO level) in the insurance and reinsurance industries.

In the UK we have built up a fantastic team, each with an individual specialism.

Paul Fox


Paul joined Acumen in 2023 to lead the UK recruitment arm of the business. Paul has been recruiting into the London insurance market for 15 years, specialising primarily in sourcing Actuarial and Risk professionals. He joins Acumen to help develop our highly skilled recruitment team and to grow our UK Insurance industry partners.

The UK recruitment team’s deep areas of expertise include Actuarial and Risk Management, Finance, Operations, Compliance and Change and Technology.

Paul is well-networked and highly respected for his market knowledge amongst the CRO’s and Chief Actuaries of the UK general insurance market. He has extensive expertise in both executive search and interim resourcing. He has also developed successful teams of contingent recruiters delivering on difficult-to-fill and time-sensitive assignments.

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Samantha Chan


Samantha recruits for Actuarial and Risk positions across student to c-suite, into General Insurance, Life Insurance and Reinsurance companies covering both the UK and Bermuda markets. Samantha brings her extensive actuarial recruitment knowledge to the team. With the ever-changing landscape of Insurance and Reinsurance she is passionate about using effective communication, in-depth understanding, and research to connect the best talent to your tailored business needs no matter how specific or niche. Samantha is a member of Insurance Supper Club and has previously co-written articles for The Actuary magazine with senior actuaries and held talks for FIA students.

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Georgia Lobban


Georgia is the Lead Researcher for the Accounting & Finance division covering the Insurance, Lloyds of London, and Reinsurance markets in the UK and US. With a background in international recruitment within the Insurance and Reinsurance sector, Georgia brings a range of market knowledge and experience to the team and is focussed on sourcing the best talent for our clients.

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Stephanie White


Stephanie has a history of successfully recruiting accounting and finance professionals into insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as accountancy firms. Now heading up the Accounting & Finance division at Acumen for the UK and US, Stephanie brings her extensive recruitment knowledge to the team and has a proven track record of placing at middle to C-suite level. Stephanie is passionate about building and maintaining key relationships for the longer term.

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