Brunel Professions – the professional indemnity insurance broking subsidiary of Aston Lark – has appointed Wesley Richards (pictured) as divisional director of London markets.
As divisional director, Richards will be responsible for the London market broking strategy, as well as maintaining insurer relationships. He will report to Brunel Professions managing director Dylan Hughes.
Richards brings with him 25 years of London market experience, with an established reputation as a leading broker in the professional indemnity sector, a release said. Brunel also said that Richards’ appointment highlights the company’s “ambitions for growth.” He joins Brunel from Miller Insurance Services LLP, where he led the financial lines broking team.
“I’m delighted to be joining Brunel Professions as the business looks to expand on its considerable success,” commented Richards. “With their ambition to be the pre-eminent professional indemnity broker and the backing of Aston Lark, who continue to invest heavily in their specialist brokers, I could not have joined at a better time.”
“The professional indemnity sector has experienced a shift in capacity and a correction in rates across the entire market, which presents a wealth of opportunities for Brunel Professions,” added Dylan Hughes. “With this in mind, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Wesley to the team.”