Cooper Gay, an independent wholesale, reinsurance and specialist retail insurance broker, has appointed Sam Hovey as chief financial officer of the group's UK subsidiary, Cooper Gay & Co.

Ms Hovey joined Cooper Gay (Holdings) in April 2008 as group financial controller. She held a number of finance roles in the London broking market prior to joining Cooper Gay, including positions at HSBC Insurance Brokers and Rattner Mackenzie, formerly part of the HCC Group.

James Summers, CEO of Cooper Gay & Co, said: “We are delighted that Ms Hovey is bringing her unique blend of experience and pragmatism to Cooper Gay & Co. As our company evolves, her leadership will help to ensure that our financial stewardship continues to be of the highest quality.”