Green Insurance Brokers, which became part of Global Risk Partners (GRP) in 2017, has a new managing director in the form of Rob Ashburn.
The key arrival brings more than two decades of broking and senior management experience, including time spent as trading director of the SME division at Towergate. Reporting to Green Insurance chief executive Duncan Coleman and chairman Clive Galbraith, Ashburn will oversee the integration of future acquisitions.
“Green is a quality broker with a great reputation in the market for looking after their clients,” he commented. “They have some exciting plans in place and this was too good an opportunity for me to pass up.”
In recent years Green Insurance has seen significant expansion both through writing new business and the completion of several swoops. In his capacity as MD, Ashburn will help accelerate the broker’s growth trajectory.
“Rob will bring drive and valuable experience to our senior management team,” noted Coleman. “Our pipeline of acquisitions for 2019 is looking very healthy, and Rob’s appointment will give us the capacity we need to ensure we bring these on board and integrate them effectively while keeping our eye on the ball with organic growth.”
With a workforce of 80 people, the firm provides both personal and commercial lines insurance and places approximately £25 million of premium. It has offices in Bexhill, Ramsgate, Uckfield, Folkestone, Ramsgate, and Wimbledon.
“Rob has great operational and commercial experience having successfully run and grown a broking operation with over 200 staff,” said GRP group managing director Mike Bruce. “He will be a great asset to the business helping Duncan and Clive to take Green Insurance on to the next step of its development.”