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MGAA makes board appointments

3rd March 2022 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Sharon Brown, Managing Director of Harbour Underwriting and William Morris, Director of Underwriting Delegated Authority UK at HDI Global Specialty SE, have been added to the board of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA).

mgaa-logoBrown has been elected to join the board for a tenure of four years.

She has over 30 years’ experience in the market, currently as Managing Director of Harbour Underwriting, an MGA specialising in provision of legal costs cover.

Brown previously spent over eight years at Miles Smith Insurance Group, working in a number of senior leadership positions.

Morris, meanwhile, has been appointed to the board of the MGAA for the forthcoming year.

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He has over 25 years of experience in the wider insurance market, and currently oversees a diverse portfolio of delegated authority, including US commercial general liability (CGL) and property, UK liability, property and pet insurance, cyber and other specialty lines.

Previous roles include Underwriting Manager at Nuclear Risk Insurers, Head of Casualty Underwriting UK Branch, Generali, and Director of Underwriting at Zurich Municipal.

The MGAA also re-elected Marco Del Carlo, founder and CEO at XS Assure, and Lyndsey Thompson, founder and Operations Director at Incorporated Insurance Group (IIGL) as MGAA board directors for a further four-year term.

“Sharon and Will have significant market and MGA experience and have been committed supporters of the MGA community for some time,” said Mike Keating, CEO at MGAA.

“Association members write over £6bn in gross written premium in the UK annually and represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK insurance industry,” Keating continued.

“The MGAA exists to promote and support this growth, relentlessly raise professional standards, drive engagement with brokers and support industry best practice – the addition of Sharon and Will to the board adds yet further strength and expert guidance to the Association.”

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