Brown & Brown appoints programmes division president


Brown & Brown has appointed Chris Walker as programmes division president effective July 1, 2014.

Since January 31, 2012, Walker has served as regional executive vice president of Brown & Brown and has overseen the operation of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency.

Walker will continue to oversee the Arrowhead operations along with all other operations within the national programmes division of Brown & Brown.

He will report to J. Powell Brown, the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO).

Walker has been with Brown & Brown since January of 2012, when Brown & Brown acquired Arrowhead General Insurance Agency. Prior to 2012, he served as CEO of Arrowhead after joining the organisation in 2003. Prior to that, he served as vice chairman of Aon Re.

Brown said: "Chris has done a remarkable job continuing to grow and enhance the Arrowhead operations that Brown & Brown acquired in 2012. Because of his success with Arrowhead, his experience in the programs space and his proven leadership ability, we believe that he is the right person to lead the national programmes division as we move toward our next intermediate revenue goal of '$2B' and beyond."

Walker said: "I am proud of what we have accomplished at Arrowhead and look forward to working with the talented team of professionals in the national programmes division. We have strong carrier partners, tremendous products and the experience and depth in our team to be the industry leader in program business. We expect to continue to grow and help Brown & Brown achieve our goals."

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