Consilium expands P&C practice with senior appointments

Both come on the heels of a new leader for the firm's North America property division

Consilium expands P&C practice with senior appointments


By Kenneth Araullo

Specialty re/insurance broker Consilium has announced the recruitment of two key senior partners for its property & casualty (P&C) division.

The firm has added James Williams (pictured above, left), from Price Forbes, and Steven Taylor (pictured above, right), from Howden, following the recent addition of former Gallagher director Jack Anderson to head the North American property team.

Williams, with a background of over 20 years in international and US power generation and natural resources insurance, has been appointed to lead property insurance for Consilium’s natural resources and mining sector. His career includes significant roles at Price Forbes, JLT, Marsh, and Aon.

Taylor, who brings more than 15 years of global casualty market expertise with an emphasis on North America, will head up Consilium’s global casualty team. Taylor’s background includes positions at Howden London, McGill & Partners, and Aon London, along with an earlier career in professional rugby before transitioning to the insurance industry.

James Baird, co-CEO at Consilium, expressed enthusiasm for the new appointments, emphasizing the firm’s commitment to attracting top-tier talent due to its independent and entrepreneurial nature.

“We’re really excited to have James and Steven on board. These complex P&C risks, often in heavy industries, demand bespoke coverage and specialist service. Their combined experience will create significant opportunity for us and further accelerate Consilium’s growth,” Baird said.

The broker has recently been expanding its portfolio into complementary lines and extending its geographical footprint, with recent moves into the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, along with new offices in Guernsey and Cayman. The company aims to rapidly grow its presence in the global casualty and natural resources sectors, with additional team members expected to join later this year.

In addition to the appointments, Consilium anticipates 45% growth in 2024 and aims to achieve US$1.4 billion in gross written premium (GWP) by 2026.

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