DAS announces appointment of Gerry Cox as CFO


Bristol: The DAS UK Group, the largest provider of legal expenses insurance in the UK, has announced the appointment of Gerry Cox as Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Mr. Cox will take up his new position in June 2017. He succeeds Dr Thomas Jannakos, who is returning to Germany.

Mr. Cox joins DAS from its parent company, Munich Re, where he is currently CFO of its African operations, Munich Re of Africa. Previously, he was CFO of the UK General Branch, representing Munich Re in the UK company market.

Dr Jannakos has been appointed CFO of DAS International where he will have responsibility for Finance across all of DAS’ International businesses including DAS UK.

Andrew Burke, DAS CEO said:

“I am delighted to welcome Gerry to my strong management team. We will be working closely together as DAS executes on its strategy to provide access to justice and the best possible service to all of its personal and commercial clients. Gerry’s experience will support our medium term plans to deliver market leading propositions and profitable growth. We are delighted Thomas’ contribution to DAS UK has been recognised in the form of a promotion and we look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Gerry Cox said:

“Now is an exciting time to be joining DAS. There is a clear mandate from the owners to drive the business forward and I’m looking forward to working with Andrew and the team to deliver the plans they have in place. With a strong capital position and excellent client relationships, the company is well positioned for future success.”