Established back in 2004, Brokerslink was set up as a global network of independent brokers with the goal of becoming a strong alternative to the mainstream models in the insurance market – and now it has made a significant breakthrough with a key appointment.
The global insurance brokerage and risk management services organisation has added Steve Hearn, chief executive officer of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), to its board.
The appointment of Hearn as Brokerslink executive director, replacing Shaun Cooper, offers the board what CEO Jose Fonseca has described as unrivalled global insurance market knowledge and experience.
“This clearly demonstrates CGSC’s commitment to the Board and the future success of Brokerslink as we transform ourselves into a more profit-oriented alliance, capable of developing and delivering innovative global risk solutions,” he said.
“We’re delighted to welcome Steve to the team. His reputation and calibre are second to none. We would also like to express our appreciation to Shaun for his time and efforts during his tenure as a Board member.”
Other notable names on the Brokerslink board include: Jamie Crystal, chairman of Brokerslink and executive vice president of Crystal & Company; Gregory Allard, vice-chairman of Brokerslink and executive vice president of Fillhet-Allard; Patrick Chan, director and general manager of Nova Risk Services Holdings; Edoardo Leusciatti, director and partner of SRB Assekuranz; and Patrick Verlinden, CEO of the Van Dessel Group.
Brokerslink’s new holding company was incorporated in 2015 following capital investments by MDS, Crystal & Company, Filhet-Allard, Nova and CGSC. The changes created a diversified global broking company focused on utilising its new corporate strength to expand and build enhanced multi-national client support capabilities.
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