Ex-Brokerslink CEO joins Kaufman’s London board

Major name cites "unique and exciting opportunity"

Ex-Brokerslink CEO joins Kaufman’s London board

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Michigan-headquartered H.W. Kaufman Group, the name behind Burns & Wilcox, has added Jacqueline Legrand (pictured) to its London board of directors amid the company’s continued push for international expansion.

Articulating Kaufman’s strategy, executive vice president Jodie Kaufman Davis said: “For nearly 15 years, Kaufman has aggressively expanded our presence in the UK, across Europe, and recently in the Middle East. Global growth remains a strategic priority, and we look forward to adding Jacqueline’s vision and expertise to our London board.

“She will play a pivotal role in working alongside our leadership to identity new geographies, top talent, and potential acquisition targets worldwide.”

Earlier this year, Kaufman made headlines with its investment in CARE Insurance Brokers, a Dubai-based insurance and risk management firm that will be known as Burns & Wilcox UAE upon regulatory approval. The swoop signifies Kaufman’s first Middle East office.

“Joining the Kaufman London board of directors is a unique and exciting opportunity,” said Legrand, whose credentials include nearly a decade spent at Brokerslink where she served as chief executive in 2018.

“As a privately held, family owned and operated organisation, Kaufman has a firm commitment to global growth and deep resources to position them well for that. I look forward to being part of the team.”

Currently, Legrand is CEO of advanced geospatial analytics business MAPTYCS, an insurtech she co-founded to deal with property and climate risks as well as real-time events response. With an industry background spanning 25 years across the US and the UK, her previous roles include chief operating officer at international broker MDS and CEO at captive insurance firm HighDome PCC.

On LinkedIn, Legrand went on to comment: “There are currently tremendous opportunities for the company to grow in Europe and beyond because they have the capabilities to attract young talent, to meet with their clients’ evolving needs, and to leverage the fast-changing insurance market. I’m excited for the journey.”

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