Capita Insurance Services, a UK-based provider of business support services to the insurance industry, has appointed Brent Escott as divisional director of general insurance division.

In this newly-created role, Escott will oversee all four divisions of Capita’s general insurance operations covering all aspects of the London and UK insurance market.

Escott joined Capita earlier in 2011 to head up its London market and commercial insurance operations.

Escott will also continue his management of the London market and commercial division and to report to joint group COO, Vic Gysin.

Prior to joining Capita earlier in 2011, Escott has been working with private equity firms with a particular focus on the UK SME insurance market.

Escott was managing director of Brit Insurance Holdings’ UK division from 2002 to 2007.

Gysin said Brent’s experience working with insurers and intermediaries in commercial and personal lines gives him a broad perspective that is ideally suited to their general insurance operations. He will be working closely with all of their insurance teams to coordinate strategy, build on their strong platform and increase their market presence.