Shaun Crawford leads Ernst & Young’s $1.4 billion global insurance business. He has been in the financial services industry for 27 years, having worked both in consulting or line management with the majority of European life assurers and U.K. retail banks at some point. He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.
Over the past 10 years, Shaun’s experience has included the design and delivery of a number of large transformation projects for European insurers as well as leading the European due diligence for a Top 3 global life assurer as it purchased another global life assurer. He led the business due diligence in EMEIA for a Top 5 global insurer purchasing the life subsidiary of another Top 5 global insurer as well as running market entry strategies for a number of insurers.
Shaun has managed a range of strategy and start-up programs for European insurers and, during 2007-2010, worked with the industry to influence the FSA on the outcome of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
In past roles, Shaun led the U.K. insurance businesses of Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini and IBM, with full P&L responsibilities.
Before originally joining Ernst & Young, Shaun fulfilled a range of senior management roles within NatWest Bank and HSBC.
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