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Miller forms farms and estates team with two senior hires

Miller forms farms and estates team with two senior hires | Insurance Business UK

Miller forms farms and estates team with two senior hires

Miller has hired Paul Jacobs and Steve Quick to form its rural team, as the specialist broker expands into the farms and estates market.

The rural team will be part of Miller’s new international special asset insurance department, which incorporates its private client, rural and soon-to-be-launched equine offerings. Jacobs will report to Katie Small, head of private clients, while Quick will report to Jacobs. Both started their roles on July 11.

Jacobs and Quick each have more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in the rural sector. Jacobs was previously claims director for affinity and private clients at Aon Risk Solutions and has also been head of technical claims for Marsh Private Clients. Quick also joined from Aon, where he was account director, and has worked with landed estate and high-net-worth clients for Robins Row, James Hallam and Marsh.

“These appointments deepen Miller’s market leading capabilities in serving the needs of high- and ultra-high-net-worth clients, which is why we are delighted to establish this dedicated new rural team,” Small said. “Paul and Steve both have extensive experience advising and supporting landowners, while the high-touch service and bespoke approach needed for complex clients in this space is a natural fit with Miller’s strengths.”

“Great service and deep sector knowledge is a critical differentiator in farms and estates, where clients are often large and have unique circumstances,” Jacobs said. “Miller’s heritage, culture and existing reputation for looking after private clients make the firm a natural fit. We will also be looking to bring new thinking to what is a traditional class of business, employing technology and, over time, building out an online suite of products to combine first class service with fast and easy access. We are hugely excited to establish this proposition and the many opportunities ahead.”