Industry veteran joins global broker

Industry veteran joins global broker | Insurance Business

Industry veteran joins global broker
Marsh has appointed David Croskery as an executive director responsible for the organisation’s SME business across New Zealand.
Croskery, who has 26 years’ experience in the New Zealand insurance industry, leaves his role at Lumley General NZ where he was responsible for the commercial market branch network, to take on the new Auckland-based role reporting to Marsh country head, Grant Milne.
Previously, he worked in a variety of broking and underwriting roles and was director and co-founder of marine underwriting agency Sailsure New Zealand, until the sale of the business to Vero Insurance in 2003.
Commenting on his appointment, Croskery said: “I am excited to be joining Marsh when the insurance industry is about to go through the kind of significant transformation not seen in New Zealand for many years.
“This will create opportunities to provide new and innovative solutions for our clients.”
Grant Milne added: “The addition of someone of David’s seniority to our team is another important stage in increasing the breadth of offering we can provide SME companies.
“With more of them seeking alternative insurance solutions to meet their increasingly diverse needs, David’s long experience will prove invaluable.”

Meanwhile, Lumley spokeswoman Michelle O’Neill told Insurance Business no one would be replacing Croskery as yet.
“In light of Lumley’s upcoming sale to IAG, we are not making a new appointment to this role at this stage," she said.
“We will review this post-sale and in discussion with IAG.”