Compass Broker Services, the UK networks division of Arthur J. Gallagher, has appointed Paul Montgomery as broking director of its London markets division.
Montgomery brings 25 years of experience within the London market and extensive property expertise. He joins from wholesale broker Cobra London Markets where he most recently held the position of property director, having worked at Cobra for 10 years.
Montgomery will be responsible for further developing and expanding Compass’ property portfolio to complement its strengths in liability, fleet and professional indemnity risks, said Compass.
John Lincoln, managing director at Compass, said: “Paul is a fantastic hire for us — he is a highly respected individual with extensive and specialist knowledge, not to mention long-established market relationships, making him perfectly positioned to develop, deepen and widen our property portfolio.
“We are determined to make Compass the number one network choice for the UK’s independent brokers and the calibre of hires like Paul, our strong performance since inception, fast-expanding product range, and highly experienced team mean we are well on track towards making that ambition a reality.”
Montgomery added: “I’ve watched the Compass model’s evolution over its first 18 months with keen interest and its growth has been nothing short of exceptional. The opportunity to be part of that story and enable its London market property offering to deliver on its great potential, backed as it is by the Arthur J. Gallagher brand, is one I wasn’t prepared to miss.”
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Compass Broker Services, Arthur J. Gallagher, Paul Montgomery, Cobra London Markets, Europe