There has been a significant shake-up at the top of Towergate Insurance as the company welcomes what it describes as a “seriously impressive” hire.
Incoming is Paul Dilley, who will take up the position of CEO of underwriting while joining the company’s executive committee. His arrival means that Adrian Brown, who had held that role as well as COO of the company, will now instead focus purely on his role as COO.
“There is a genuine buzz in the market around Towergate, being as it is on the cusp of building upon on a hugely complex transformation plan,” Dilley commented.
“Adrian hands over a much admired and market leading MGA, which is poised, ready for growth. I very much look forward to getting on board and taking it forward, whilst getting the opportunity to work alongside him and the entire team.”
Dilley joins Towergate from Arch Insurance where he had been Deputy CUO – Property running its property and global energy books which encompassed managing underwriting teams across multiple countries. Prior to that, at Canopius
, he was chief underwriting officer - UK specialty and a member of the executive team, managing premiums in excess of £230 million and more than 80 employees in London and the regions.
In addition, he held the role of underwriting director at both QBE
and Brit following two years as head of UK property at ACE
and it is this experience that has Towergate CEO David Ross excited about his arrival.
“Paul is a seriously impressive hire and a huge indication to the market of our intention to take our MGA into a new phase,” commented Ross.
“Adrian has done a great job holding down two of the biggest roles in the group. He has spent the last few months reviewing the MGA, ensuring we are set up for the long term future, ready to grow not only in the regions but in the London market too. He now returns to fully focussing on revenue initiatives to support our focus on growing the business.”
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