Galassi, who was appointed only this month, is the most senior comms person at the Manchester-headquartered insurance broker, although there is also an internal comms team that she does not manage. She arrives with 15 years’ experience of delivering communications strategies within multi-channel organisations in the retail, insurance and telecoms sectors, including 10 years at insurer RSA and Well Pharmacy, and was most recently head of global comms at PZ Cussons.

Swinton has recently announced its intention to recruit a number of new marketing and digital roles over the next few months as it moves HQ from Great Malborough Street to a new office at 101 Embankment. The size of the comms team is therefore likely to rise in the coming months, a process Galassi is working on now as she establishes what budget is available.

This is the first time there has been a dedicated PR team at Swinton, and Galassi’s main challenge is to understand what this should look like for a business of its size and network. Some certainties during 2017 will however be activity surrounding Swinton’s 60th anniversary and a brand refresh.

Outside work, Galassi loves dancing and has a passion for travel – she likes to visit as many countries as she can every year.