Since the passing of my father, Joe Seagon, our chairman, in January 2020, the world has been dealing with a global problem, never experienced before in most of our lifetimes.
Some internal company matters have unfortunately been put to one side, whilst we have focused on facing the crisis head on and trying to navigate a way through it. I am pleased to say following recent discussions with the Group Board I am now able to share what I hope are some very positive changes within the Group.
Joe Seagon was Chairman of the JWS Group for many years, and I am forever indebted to him for his wise counsel and for the guiding light that he was to me personally and for the Group in General. I know how fond he was of everyone at JWS, as well as all our loyal clients, and business partners.
The Board have recommended that I step into my father’s shoes and assume the role of Group CEO and Chairman. I am of course delighted to accept their recommendation and hope to continue along the path he started in 1983, and take the business to new heights, supported by the wonderful team at JWS.
In addition to this I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Shakeel Hassanali will assume the role of Managing Director. Shakeel has been with JW Seagon for 5 years, and this is a thoroughly well-deserved promotion. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Shakeel for the incredible work he has done and continues to do for the JW Seagon Group. He has been instrumental in implementing many of the positive changes, and a driving force behind the increasing sales figures and growth we have seen recently.
I am sure you will all join me in wishing Shakeel the best of luck in his new role.
I will remain very active within the Group and will always be available to all our clients and partners whenever I am needed.
A sincere personal thank you from me to all our loyal clients for the support you have given us over the years, and I hope you will continue to do so. We have many exciting developments in the pipeline including new products, new IT systems and new recruits, and I look forward to sharing the journey with you all, with one main aim, to give you much better service, with the best possible insurance products.
Many thanks and kind regards.
Group CEO and Chairman