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Nexus recruits Marc van der Veer from Ardonagh as CEO, European Ventures

19th June 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Nexus Group, the specialty managing general agent (MGA), has announced the appointment of Marc van der Veer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), European Ventures.

Van der Veer joins Nexus from The Ardonagh Group, where he most recently served as CEO of International for specialty MGA Geo Underwriting.

Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions within the re/insurance industry, including as General Manager of Partner Re Whole, providing capacity to underwriting agencies for SME business.

Van der Veer was also Chief Underwriting Officer of European Specialty at Torus (now StarStone), before which he was Managing Director of Hiscox Europe.

In his new role, van der Veer will focus on pursuing a buy and build strategy for a pipeline of European specialty MGAs, reporting to Group CEO Colin Thompson.

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“We are very pleased to welcome Marc to the Group and are looking forward to working together on this new chapter in our growth story, having successfully worked with him for many years in the past,” said Thompson.

“Marc has extensive knowledge of MGAs and a vast network of relationships in Europe,” he continued.

“Coupled with his vision for growth opportunities, this all aligns him very closely with the Nexus ethos as we look to develop our European MGA offering.”

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