Global Risk Partners (GRP) has strengthened its retail broking management team with the appointment of Chris Sime as group business development director.
Sime will manage GRP’s relationships with insurer partners along with strategic sales planning and execution across the retail business. He will also look after product development.
“Mike painted a compelling picture of the group’s ambition for the retail broking division,” Sime said. “Having made the crossover from insurer to broking, I look forward to playing my part in delivering GRP’s long term strategic aims.”
Most recently, Sime was head of sales and strategic accounts at Zurich
, where he looked after PIB, Broker Network
, among others. Before joining the Swiss insurer in 2013, he also held a number of senior sales and market-facing roles at RSA
Bruce said Sime’s experience in strategic account management will be “hugely valuable” to GRP.
“Chris is a heavy hitter and I’m delighted he has chosen to join GRP’s retail team to take the next step in his career,” he said.
Global Risk Partners sees GWP more than double to £400 million