Peter Blanc, Aston Lark (UK)
Peter Blanc is the group CEO of Aston Lark, a chartered insurance broker and employee benefits advisor with more than 30 offices across the UK and Ireland. Blanc is also the non-executive chairman of Hastings Insurance Services, and the chairman of the Large Brokers’ Advisory Board at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). Blanc started his career in motor underwriting then eventually moved to broking. In 2000, he led a management buy-out of UK commercial division Farr and changed the company’s name to FMW Risk Services. Under his leadership, the company grew to approximately £25 million gross written premium (GWP) before being acquired by Oval in December 2007. In 2012, Blanc stepped up to Oval’s CEO role and led the company until its sale to Arthur J Gallagher in April 2014. In May 2015, he concluded a management buy-in of Aston Scott and then led the merger with Lark Group in 2017.