Insurer hires new finance director

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South west insurance firm Cornish Mutual has appointed a new finance director.

Peter Beaumont has joined the company from corporate finance specialists Close Asset Finance Ltd where he was group financial controller. He will be based at Cornish Mutual’s Truro head office.

Beaumont, who currently lives in Feock, has relocated to Cornwall from Surrey and brings with him a wealth of experience in the IT and financial services industries including insurance and banking. He has held various director level appointments covering both finance and operations. Beaumont, 41, is particularly experienced in systems implementation and working in environments going through change.

Alan Goddard, managing director for Cornish Mutual said: “Peter’s background in the financial services sector and his level of knowledge in this field will be a real asset to Cornish Mutual. We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Peter to the company and his skills will undoubtedly strengthen the existing expertise within the team for the greater benefit of all our Members across the South West.”
 
Cornish Mutual, which has offices in Exeter and Truro, employs 65 staff across the South West.