Kelliher Insurance Group has big plans for the year – from broker
network expansion to client base diversification – as the market
reaches what group chief executive Imogen Coggan described as
“an interesting crossroads.”
To pave the way for upcoming changes at the British broking
group, several appointments have been made. Component
business Kerry London, for instance, will see Dean Calaz and
Neon Mavromatis join as board directors.
Meanwhile returning to Kerry London following a stint at HCC is
newly appointed professional indemnity head Ross Thompson.
The rehire will work closely with Mark Harcott, who has been
named as head of the group’s wholesale division Kerry London
Former surety managing director Andy Ray’s departure, on the
other hand, sees the appointment of Giles Ham as head of surety
while Gill Ayres is tapped as surety specialist. Ray has moved on
to start his own underwriting business.
“Expanding our broker network beyond the South East will be
key to achieving our 2020 vision,” said Coggan, who believes the
new appointments will kick-start the process of diversifying the
group’s client base in 2018.
The firm also cited a shift in consumer behaviour towards
wanting to do business with local brokers.
“The market has reached an interesting crossroads, where it is
now paramount for wholesale brokers to expand their customer
bases and develop a regional network,” noted the CEO. “The City
can often be inward-looking and it is important for brokers to
remember that they have thousands of customers eager to place
business with them across the UK.”
Kelliher Insurance Group employs more than 150 people based
across offices in London and the South East. Other component
businesses include Trade Direct Insurance and SelfBuild