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Ardonagh adds to Geo Underwriting & Bravo Networks leadership

29th November 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

The Ardonagh Group has announced the addition of Jaime Swindle to the leadership team of its platform, Geo Underwriting, and the appointment of Scott Bennett as Managing Director of Bravo Networks.

The Ardonagh GroupSwindle will support the development of Geo Underwriting’s UK commercial MGA proposition from 1 December.

She will join Derek Coles’ executive committee and work alongside Chief Commercial Officer Nick Sharp.

Geo Underwriting’s UK commercial specialisms include agriculture, construction, terrorism, sports, leisure and entertainment, marine trade and liability.

Bennett, meanwhile will become Managing Director of Bravo Networks from 1 December, taking responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the networks and reporting into Ardonagh Advisory Chief Commercial Officer Phil Bayles.

He has worked with the networks for 13 years, most recently as Sales Director where he built relationships with insurers and ran the networks’ community of Business Development Managers.

“We are an industry filled with experts, but even so business underwriting expertise like Jaime’s is really special and I’m thrilled that she will be able to drive forward opportunities at Geo as part of my leadership team,” said Coles.

Bayles also commented: “I’m delighted to congratulate Scott on his appointment as our new Managing Director. The business will continue to benefit from his breadth of insight, alongside his longstanding relationships with members and insurers as he moves into a new role.”

“The industry is changing at pace and being part of Ardonagh means fantastic opportunities are constantly on the horizon,” added Swindle. “I will continue to champion Bravo Networks members and help to bring to life the opportunities I know brokers are looking for from an MGA in my new role.”

Bennett further stated: “I’m extremely excited to step into the Managing Director role and continue to build on the fantastic work that the teams at Bravo Networks deliver for our Members.”

“In my 13 years with the Networks I’ve seen a huge progression and changes for the better, but one thing has always remained constant and that’s our mission to help grow, protect and support independent brokers across the UK. It’s firmly front of mind for all of us at Bravo Networks as we plan for 2022 and beyond.”

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