JMD Ross announces new director

JMD Ross announces new director | Insurance Business

JMD Ross announces new director
JMD Ross Insurance Brokers has announced a new director for its business.

John Davaine has been made a director of the firm, becoming the first to hold the position outside of the Duncan or Ross families, it has been announced.

A 25 year industry veteran, Davaine joined JMD Ross as manager of professional risks over a year ago, having spent 15 years as divisional manager of professional risks at Finn Foster previously.

Davaine began his career with an insurer before quickly moving to the broker space. Having worked as a commercial broker, Davaine began to specialise in professional risks and worked alongside technology businesses on bespoke products during the 1990s tech boom.

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Davaine is responsible for business efficiency improvements and developing new client and underwriter relationships but noted that brokerages like JMD Ross need to remain focused on their founding principles.

“It is imperative we never stray from what has brought us to this point – always delivering great service and expert advice to our clients,” he said.

JMD Ross CEO, John G Duncan, welcomed Davaine to his new director role and noted that he will play a key role in the future of the organisation.

“His addition to the team last year was part of the company’s long-term succession planning,” Duncan said.

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