“We are all committed to delivering an ambitious strategy.”
Those were the words of Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) chairman Charles Manchester as he revealed a new appointment to the board and a host of re-elections.
Incoming is Marco Del Carlo, managing director of Tempo Underwriting, who takes the position of board director. Del Carlo was the founder of Tempo, an underwriter-led, multi-line MGA with a focus on specialty lines business.
“Marco brings additional depth and experience to our board that reflects the breadth of expertise and entrepreneurialism that the MGA sector is recognised for,” said Manchester.
He is joined by Jeff Turner, of Miramar Underwriting, and Mark Birrell, of Castel Underwriting Agencies, both of whom have been re-elected for four-year terms. They sit alongside Karen Beales of UK General Insurance, Jonathan Skinner of Pen Underwriting, Catherine Bell of inet3, Bill O’Malley of Arch Insurance, Keith Stern of Lloyd’s, Charles Earle of Advent Solutions and, of course, both Charles Manchester himself and the MGAA’s managing director Peter Staddon.
“We are building the role and profile of the Association, driving increased engagement with the broker market, working with insurers to create greater efficiency, promoting and supporting best practice in training and development of our talent, expanding our focus and support to members in the regions and helping MGAs to negotiate the challenges that Brexit and the regulatory environment creates,” Manchester concluded.