MGAA elects new chairman


The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) has elected James Gerry as its new chairman, following the first meeting of its new board. 
Gerry was appointed following a vote by fellow board members, in line with the MGAA’s Articles of Association. He has been a board director since February 2012 and is chairman of GB Underwriting. Gerry succeeds Reg Brown, a founder of the Association and its first chair, who announced his retirement in February.  
“To chair such a strong board with representation and experience from across the MGA sector, its capacity providers and suppliers is an honour,” said Gerry.
He added: “Building on the strong platform created under Reg Brown, my focus is to work with MGAA managing director Peter Staddon and his team to forge ever stronger links and cooperation between our various member groups and key stakeholders including the FCA, Lloyd’s and government.  There has to be value associated with being a member of theMGAA and we are determined to deliver clear, tangible benefits to the MGA community.”
Peter Staddon, managing director, MGAA, said: “James has been a long-term and active supporter of the Association, having chaired our legal, regulatory & compliance committee and taken the lead in our meetings with the FCA. Reg Brown is a hard act to follow but James has a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities the sector faces and will bring his experience to bear to ensure we deliver on the Association’s ambitious strategy”. 
The board of directors also elected the chairs of the Association’s standing committees including Charles Earle, conduct & ethics; Mike Keating, executive & finance and Catherine Bell, membership, benefits, events and training. At the present time, Gerry will continue to chair the legal, regulatory & compliance committee. 

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