Management shake-up

Sharon Plowright, new head of operations at Cornish Mutual with MD Alan Goddard


Two new leadership roles have been created by rural insurance company Cornish Mutual leading to the promotion of a key manager.

With immediate effect, the current member services manager Sharon Plowright takes up the new position of head of operations. The firm is also currently in the process of recruiting a new head of business development.

As part of Cornish Mutual’s future strategic growth plan, Plowright and the new head of business development will be part of a four-person senior management leadership team, alongside MD, Alan Goddard and finance director, Peter Beaumont.

Plowright, who is based in the company’s Truro head office, will be working across the organisation and now has overall responsibility for HR with her new role taking in the areas of recruitment and training.

Goddard said: “Our members are central to everything we do and these appointments are an investment in our continued success. These two new roles are really significant positions within the company and further strengthen the management structure. Sharon has a strong record of achievement and considerable skills in leading our talented, loyal team of committed people.”