Lockton Re brings in ex-Canopius UK chief

Key addition to join retrocession and property specialty division

Lockton Re brings in ex-Canopius UK chief

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Former Canopius UK chief executive Sarah Willmont is said to be joining Lockton Re’s retrocession and property specialty division.

It’s been reported that Willmont, who left Canopius in July 2023 after taking on the UK CEO post in the second quarter of last year, is coming on board in October as a senior broker. The move will mark Willmont’s return to reinsurance broking, having worked at Aon Benfield prior to her shift to underwriting.

“Sarah’s wealth of experience and excellent reputation across both broking and underwriting will enhance our holistic offering to clients and support our expanding global presence in the marketplace,” retrocession and property specialty head Matt Foreman was cited as saying.

“Sarah’s knowledge of the London Market and her strong relationships globally will be a huge asset as we seek to bring best-in-class advocacy, service, and solutions to clients. We very much look forward to welcoming Sarah to Lockton Re – her arrival will be a timely boost to our capabilities ahead of another complex renewal season.”

Willmont, who has over two decades of market experience, will be based in London.

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