Aston Lark has appointed Robert Beere (pictured) as director of its Lloyd’s broking business Incepta, effective November.
According to the Goldman Sachs-backed broker, the move reflects its intention to build out its capabilities in the London market, especially in the areas of property, casualty and terrorism.
Beere is a veteran of the Lloyd’s and London markets, with 23 years’ experience, specialising in property and package business. He joins Aston Lark from JLT, later acquired by Marsh, where he spent the past 15 years, most recently as regional director for London market risks. Prior to that, he spent four years as a property insurance broker for Aon.
The company also announced that incumbent Incepta directors Paul Smith and Clive Gilbert will leave the business in the summer. Beere will work together with James Hancock to drive the group’s London P&C business, through supporting the company’s placement requirements and expanding third-party wholesale broker distribution.
Incepta, which was acquired by Aston Lark in August 2020, specialises in providing property, casualty and professional indemnity solutions in the London Market to regional brokers.
“We are excited for Rob to be joining the Incepta team in November,” said Stuart Rootham, managing director of Aston Lark Group.
“As part of our overall growth vision, Aston Lark has significant ambitions for our London Market capability. It’s an important pillar of our offering and we will continue to hire experienced talent and seek further acquisitions to build on the expertise and strength already provided by Incepta, Brunel Professions and Protean Risks.”