Specialist insurer Beazley has recruited John Brown and Simon Jackson to join the company’s open market property team.
Brown and Jackson have built and led a consistently profitable open market property team at Amlin.
At Beazley they will initially report to Jonathan Gray, who heads the company’s open market property team, working alongside senior property underwriter Mark Bodkin.
As previously announced, Gray, who established Beazley’s property division in 1992, will be leaving the company in June 2015, at which time Jackson will assume leadership of the open market property team.
Mark Bernacki, head of Beazley’s property division, said: “Lloyd’s enjoys global renown for insuring the largest and most complex commercial property risks. Under Jonathan Gray’s direction, open market property has been an area in which Beazley has carved a strong leadership position. Mark Bodkin, who joined us in May 2009, added expertise and experience to a team that underwrote gross premiums of $124.5 million last year.
“John and Simon are similarly enormously experienced and well respected underwriters with a strong record of achievement. With their arrival at the beginning of 2015, I believe we will be able to offer brokers an array of underwriting skills and service capabilities that are second to none in our market.”
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