Amwins Global Risks, the international arm of global specialty insurance broker Amwins, has announced the appointment of Nate Mathis as chief executive officer. Mathis has served as interim CEO since September after serving three years as chief operating officer.
The company also announced that James Drinkwater has been appointed executive chair of Amwins Global Risks, while also retaining his current role as president of Amwins.
In his new role, Mathis will oversee Amwins’ London business, which represents more than $2 billion in placed premium. Amwins Global Risks is the leading independent Lloyd’s broker, with more than 550 employees and business from more than 150 countries.
“Nate’s leadership and contributions in London have been invaluable, and I am thrilled to have him take this leadership role on a permanent basis,” said Scott Purviance, CEO of Amwins. “We have incredibly talented brokerage teams across each of our specialties, and we are committed to growing our London platform.”
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Mathis joined Amwins in 2011 as part of the mergers and acquisitions team, and also helped build the firm’s data and analytics capabilities. He was promoted to the leadership team of Amwins Access Insurance Services in 2016, developing the personal lines MGA and working with the firm’s standard lines aggregation business. Beginning in 2018, he served as COO of both Amwins International and Amwins Global Risks.
“It has been a privilege to be part of Amwins for the past 10 years,” Mathis said. “I look forward to working alongside and supporting our extremely talented team, ensuring we continue to invest in our people and maintain our entrepreneurial culture as the firm grows.”