Miller adds to sports and entertainment line-up with big tennis name

It announces a senior hire

Miller adds to sports and entertainment line-up with big tennis name

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

Specialty brokerage Miller has added to its sports and entertainment line-up with a key hire who has made his name in the world of tennis.

According to an emailed Press release, Richard Walmsley (pictured) has been added to the team, bringing with him what the company describes as “significant experience” across both wealth management and insurance, particularly focusing on events and sponsorship.

Who is Richard Walmsley?

Walmsley has held several senior positions across the insurance industry. Immediately before joining Miller, he was head of Global Sporting Risks, a subsidiary of CKRe Ltd, and had also made his name as the founder of Tie-Break Sport Ltd.

Among his past credentials are roles with both Aegon and Prudential. Meanwhile, outside the insurance industry he has been chair of GB Davis Cup, chair of the Eastbourne International ATP/WTA tour events, and part of the main board of the Lawn Tennis Association. In light of his achievements in the tennis sphere he was even awarded the LTA Meritous Service Award back in 2020.

Miller sport and entertainment role

In his new position, Walmsley will be focused on strategic business opportunities for the sports team – this will include with sports agencies, sponsors, major events and more. According to Tim Nagle, head of Miller sports and entertainment, the move reflects the continued growth of the team after it brought in Steve Moore.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Richard to our market leading sports team,” said Nagle. “His deep expertise and wide network of contacts across brands, sports and governing bodies will be a great asset to us as we continue to strengthen our offering. The team has made a number of strategic appointments over the past 18 months, and I’m excited to see us go from strength to strength in the year ahead.”

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