James Drinkwater, president, Amwins
13 December 2021Insurance

Lloyd's broker Amwins Global Risks reveals new CEO and exec chair

Lloyd's broker  Amwins Global Risks,  Amwins Group's international broking business, has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) and executive chair to oversee its London business that represents more than $2 billion in placed premium.

Nate Mathis was appointed as interim CEO in September after three years as chief operating officer. James Drinkwater (pictured) has been named executive chair of Amwins Global Risks while retaining his current role of president of Amwins.

Mathis joined Amwins in 2011 as part of the mergers and acquisitions team where he also helped build data and analytics capabilities for the firm. He was promoted to the leadership team of Amwins Access Insurance Services in 2016, developing the personal lines MGA and working with the firm's standard lines aggregation business. Before being appointed as interim CEO, he served as COO of both Amwins International and Amwins Global Risks beginning in 2018.

"Nate's leadership and contributions in London have been invaluable, and I am thrilled to have him take this leadership role on a permanent basis," said Scott Purviance, chief executive officer of Amwins. "We have incredibly talented brokerage teams across each of our specialties, and we are committed to growing our London platform."

Mathis commented: "It has been a privilege to be part of Amwins for the past 10 years. I look forward to working alongside and supporting our extremely talented team, ensuring we continue to invest in our people and maintain our entrepreneurial culture as the firm grows."

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