Re/insurance broker Beach & Associates has added James Wells to its wholesale division to help develop its new transportation portfolio.
Wells is based in Beach’s London office and reports to John Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of wholesale.
Wells was previously a producing broker for Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, where his primary focus was on its North American division.
He was also involved with binding authorities, facilities and online platforms, principally in the transportation related market.
Additionally, Wells has worked in several other classes of business including casualty, property, marine cargo, fine art, warehousemans’ legal liability and logging/ contractors’ equipment.
He joins Christopher Williamson, who has also been added to help develop Beach’s new transportation portfolio.
“We are always on the lookout for highly talented individuals with a range of skills and an entrepreneurial outlook,” said Sutton.
“James has great experience in the transportation market, as well as in facilities and binding authorities; this will help us build a market leading transportation offering and will support our plans to increase the synergies within our Acrisure Partner network.”
Commenting on his appointment, Wells said, “This is an exciting opportunity to establish a portfolio from scratch, within a dynamic company that has a significant and growing distribution network.
“Starting at Beach amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which is bringing colossal challenges to the truly disrupted global insurance market, we are ready to adapt, learn and come out stronger because of it for the benefit of our clients and markets.
“I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to develop an enhanced transportation offering for our clients and I am excited to hit the ground running and build Beach’s reputation in this sector.”