Des O’Connor, Bravo Group (UK)

Des O’Connor, Bravo Group (UK)

Market: UK
Company: Bravo Group
Job title: CEO

Des O’Connor joined Broker Network in March 2016 as chief commercial officer and has led the Broker Network Partners division, building regional broking ‘powerhouses’ through acquisition of brokers. Prior to joining Broker Network, O’Connor was chief commercial officer of Brightside Insurance, having previously spent eight and half years at AJ Gallagher, latterly as managing director of Gallagher Insurance Solutions. In December 2018, he moved into the group CEO role, overseeing all three businesses within the Bravo Group. On his appointment, O’Connor had said: “I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to lead this unique business. The resilience and determination of independent brokers remains a driving force behind the UK general insurance market, one that has survived the disruption of recession, consolidation, the arrival of the aggregators, and of course customers increasingly looking for smarter, quicker, digital solutions. Building the partner division has given me the opportunity to really understand the landscape of community broking and get to know our members.”