Brown & Brown appoints new MD at Higos

He is assigned to "third largest" insurance broking business under firm's wing in the UK

Brown & Brown appoints new MD at Higos

Insurance News

By Jonalyn Cueto

Brown & Brown has announced the appointment of Alan Clarke (pictured) as managing director at Brown & Brown (Europe) Limited’s South West hub, Higos, effective January 1, 2024.

According to a news release, Higos is the largest Brown & Brown business in the South West and Brown & Brown’s third largest retail insurance broking business in the UK, with 12 offices and over 200 employees. In his new role, Clarke will report to his predecessor, Matt Hartigan, who has been promoted to director of retail division. Hartigan now oversees retail across the South West of England and South Wales.

“Alan has been a loyal servant to Higos for over 23 years and his knowledge and experience, paired with his unrivalled passion for the business makes him the perfect choice to lead the business into the next phase of development,” said Hartigan.

“Alan’s appointment is testament to the tremendous depth of talent which Matt has developed and nurtured in Higos’ senior management team,” said Duncan Carter, CEO for retail at Brown & Brown. “We are lucky to be able to appoint a new leader with Alan’s enthusiasm and ability to this important role.”

“I’m really excited by this opportunity having done a number of different roles in Higos for all my insurance broking career, Matt has been a brilliant leader of the business and together we have been able to deliver a record year of organic growth. I’m looking forward to building on what he’s achieved to take Higos to a new level of success,” said Clarke.

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