Cornish Mutual announces new Finance Director
Cornish Mutual has appointed Clare Green as its new Finance Director. Clare has worked for the rural insurer since 2011 and replaces Peter Beaumont, who recently became Managing Director.
A qualified accountant and Cornish Mutual’s Financial Controller since 2016, Clare has held positions in the finance and claims teams. Prior to joining Cornish Mutual she worked in London for a forensic accounting and financial investigations company, advising businesses internationally on insurance. Clare relocated to Cornwall when her husband returned to run the family’s beef farm near Stithians, where the couple now live with their young twins.
Cornish Mutual insures farms and rural businesses across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Being a mutual organisation means the company is owned by its customers - its Members.
Clare said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been made Finance Director. Holding a variety of roles here over the last nine years has given me an understanding of how the whole company operates. We have a brilliant team and a fantastic culture, all of which helps Cornish Mutual punch above its weight and makes it a really great place to work.
“This is an exciting time for me to be stepping into this position, as Cornish Mutual develops its strategy for the future.
“These are uncertain and challenging times for the farming community. My focus in my new role is to help Cornish Mutual continue to do what it has always done so well – providing the very best service to farms and rural businesses across the South West.”
Managing Director Peter Beaumont said: “Since Clare joined Cornish Mutual, she has made a significant contribution to the company’s success. In recent months, she has taken on additional responsibility in our Finance team, including representing the department at Board level. This appointment reflects her abilities and commitment.
“Clare brings a variety of skills to the role beyond the numbers and I know she will continue to make a difference to many aspects of the company. I wish her every success in her new role.”
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