International brokerage names new non-exec chairman

International brokerage names new non-exec chairman | Insurance Business

International brokerage names new non-exec chairman
Global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has appointed Martin Sullivan as a director and non-executive chairman of the group.

He takes over from Frank Witthun, who has stepped down after eight years in the post. He will continue to support the group on a consultancy basis.

Sullivan has been non-executive chairman of CGSC Delaware, the main board for the group’s North American operations, since October 2013. He has also held numerous roles in the insurance and reinsurance industry, including chairman of Antares Holding & subsidiary companies, deputy chairman of Willis Group Holdings and president and CEO of AIG Inc.

Toby Esser, CEO of the CGSC Group said: “Martin will make an excellent chairman of the CGSC Group. His experience and knowledge of our industry are exceptional and will undoubtedly impact all of our businesses. We look forward to his input as we continue to grow CGSC and deliver the best possible service to our clients.”

He added: “Frank has been a dedicated and able chairman and his guidance has been greatly appreciated by both the Board and me personally. We thank him for his valuable services to CGSC.”