Verlingue announces new head of private clients

Jon Bethell takes over the role with two decades' worth of experience

Verlingue announces new head of private clients

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

UK chartered insurance broker Verlingue has announced the hiring of Jon Bethell as its head of private clients. The appointment is part of the broker’s plans to rapidly expand and grow its existing high-net-worth (HNW) offering.

In this new role, Bethell will use his specialist expertise to develop a market-leading HNW proposition at Verlingue, as well as delivering new growth and development opportunities.

“A real asset to Verlingue”

“Jon is a real asset to Verlingue as we look to build out our existing private clients business. He has over a decade of experience in this sector and already has very strong relationships with many of our key insurer partners. His experience of building high performing insurance teams based across multiple locations will also ensure we can deliver on our ambitious growth targets in this sector,” Verlingue CEO Mike Latham said.

Bethall has two decade’s worth of insurance experience. His most recent posting before the UK broker was with insurer Hiscox, where he worked for 12 years in supporting some of the country’s largest brokers. He last managed the trading team at Hiscox. Before that, his roles included claims and underwriting functions at Ageas and Aviva, respectively.

The firm also recently created a dedicated media practice, headed by client director Maia Olesen – a move corresponding with plans to expand Verlingue’s presence in the fast-growing independent media sector.

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