Insurer Primary in comms chief hire

Insurance firm The Primary Group has recruited former Inbev director of corporate affairs Philip Malpass to a new top comms role.

Malpass becomes Primary’s first group corporate affairs director and reports to CEO Philip James. He is located in the London office of the Bermuda-based firm.

His responsibilities include internal comms and overseeing an eight-strong marketing team.

Malpass has most recently run his own agency, ICS, and was retained by The Primary Group. ‘Primary has grown rapidly from 20 people eight years ago to 900 employees,’ said Malpass.

He became director of corporate affairs at brewer Bass in 1997. It was acquired by Interbrew in 2000, which became Inbev in 2005. He left to found ICS last April.

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