Independent specialist insurance broker Ballantyne Brokers has completed its senior leadership team with the appointment of John Harris (pictured above) as chief operating officer and Will Moore (pictured below) as finance director, effective immediately and subject to regulatory approval.
Harris has an impressive track record in the management of insurance broker operations, including serving as the COO of Decus Insurance Brokers and a member of its executive committee. He also established his operation credentials during his over 25 years with Marsh.
Meanwhile, Moore is a senior financial professional who has held various senior roles in banking and venture capital in London and New York, including time at Accenture, Morgan Stanley, and, more recently, as global chief financial officer of the emerging markets group at Credit Suisse.
The two appointments aim to strengthen Ballantyne Brokers’ management further as it pursues its ambitious growth plan. The broker will announce a head of claims subject to the completion of its existing contractual obligations.
Ballantyne Brokers founder Ross Ballantyne commented: “These appointments ensure that our senior management team has an excellent talent base from which to grow our business. They join Ballantyne at an exciting time as we continue to drive our ambitious strategy forward and build on our rapidly growing pipeline of new business opportunities. Both John and Will bring outstanding experience and impressive track records, and I look forward to welcoming similar senior broker talent to the team to join us in the near future.”