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  • David Harris
  • Director - Distribution
  • RSA Insurance, United Arab Emirates

With a career spanning over 30 years across various leadership roles, David Harris brings with him a breadth of experience in general management, financial and commercial insight, and strategic leadership skills. In his current role as Director – Distribution for RSA Insurance, David is responsible for overseeing development and growth strategies for the Direct and Affinity channels at RSA in addition to overseeing the business Marketing Strategy and delivery. Prior to his current role David was the Sales & Marketing Director for all distribution channels since 2008 when joining the organization.

David’s experience encompasses 20 years in The Middle East including three in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he managed the Corporate business for the National Insurance Carrier, Tawanyia, managing a team of approximately 40 business development executives. Before leaving for The Middle East, David headed up the Retail Banking operations of three prestigious branches of The Royal Bank of Scoltland in The City of London where he was influential in managing the cultural change of the business from a traditional retail bank to a sales organization. His Career started in Insurance Broking but has diversified into Banking, Change Management, training, coaching and back to Insurance with eight different companies, predominantly international groups including HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Sedgwick and RSA. David is an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Association (ACII) and holds a BA (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Risk management.