UK-based Oxygen Insurance Brokers, a subsidiary of Oxygen Holdings, has appointed Simon Rowlands as head of office, Oxygen Corporate Risks, (Leeds).

Mr Rowlands joined Oxygen as senior client director from Barlett. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and plays an active role in the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA).

Jim Fuller, managing director of corporate risks at Oxygen, said: “Simon brings a wealth of client, technical and people skills which will ensure the great work of the Leeds team continues and will now be led by his strong but measured approach.

“Simon has a genuine understanding of the local scene, both in terms of clients & markets. His ‘fresh eyes’ coupled with his excellent track record will offer the team a respected leader who can bring rigour, best practice and new depth to an already accomplished team.”