ACE Europe, a property and casualty insurance and reinsurance company, has appointed Pat Drinan as the new national distribution and development director for the UK and Ireland.

In this new role, Mr Drinan will be responsible for developing broker relationships and distribution of ACE’s products throughout the UK and Ireland via its 11 offices.

Working with the ACE development and underwriting teams, Mr Drinan will concentrate on enhancing client and broker service proposition, using both traditional and technology driven methods.

Mr Drinan joined ACE in 2003 and spent a number of years running the ACE directors and officers department and in 2007 he took on the role of national distribution director.

Richard Pryce, president of ACE UK and Ireland, said: Pat has achieved considerable success in transforming the way we distribute our products and I am looking forward to working with him as we build closer relationships with our key brokers.