Global re/insurance broker Lockton has appointed Amanda Harton as Chief Executive Officer and director of its Irish business.
Harton will lead Lockton Insurance Brokers (Ireland) by helping clients manage their risk in real estate, insolvency, waste management, motor trade and hospitality.
Lockton’s announcement states that LIBI will continue to expand its offering to corporate clients with an increased focus on manufacturing, construction and the not for profit sectors.
She brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry and joins from JLT, where she was executive director having spent ten years at the firm.
Prior to this, Harton worked at BHP Insurance, Marsh and Frank Glennon Ltd.
Lockton says this key appointment is part of a significant investment in the Dublin office with new recruits across all disciplines of the business arriving over the past few months and further hires to come as part of the strategic development plan.
Commenting on her appointment, Harton said, “Joining Lockton is a very exciting opportunity and as a global independent company, we are building something very special.
“Our culture, structure and independence afford us the opportunity to provide a leading associate focused workplace. I’m delighted to join a fantastic team who will continue to deliver excellence to our Irish clients in the coming months and years.”
Gary Ennis, Partner, Head of Belfast Office, added, “We are delighted to appoint Amanda as CEO of our Dublin office.
“With her market experience and expertise, combined with our international teams based in the UK, Europe and the US, she will bring substantial opportunity and growth to our Irish business.”