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TigerRisk appoints Simon Chandler and Richard Laird to key positions

29th March 2022 - Author: Pete Carvill

TigerRisk has made what it calls two ‘key hires’ in Australia and the UK.

tiger riskThe firm said it was entering the Australian Reinsurance and Programme Market with the appointment of Simon Chandler as head of reinsurance broking, programmes and binders. Based in Sydney, Australia, he will be responsible for driving the development of TigerRisk’s delegated business in the Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands region.

Meanwhile, Laird has been appointed partner and will be responsible for finding solutions for innovative placements and structures in the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. He will be based in London.

Neill Cotton, partner at TigerRisk Partners UK, said: “Both Simon and Richard have a proven track record in first-class broking in the delegated authority sector and I am delighted to welcome two professionals of such calibre to the team.”

He added: “Simon is recognised for the production and broking of strategic and hard-to-place placements. He specialises in treaty and facultative reinsurances and sourcing paper for MGAs, as well as other insurance and reinsurance-backed financial instruments. Richard’s skills lie in placing innovative specialty insurance binders, as well as being a strong advocate of utilising analytics and technology in his broking. Being innovative and advanced in technology is part of Tiger’s culture.”

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Chandler joins the firm from Brokers Online Re, where he was reinsurance broking manager. Prior to this, he was the senior manager for Sompo Japan Australia for five years. He previously worked at Aon Re, Breeze Re, Heath Re, REcentis, Sedgwick Re, and Willis Re.

Meanwhile, Laird joins from Ed Broking, where he was divisional director, alternative risk. Previously, he worked at Price Forbes Risk Solutions as director, speciality division, and then executive director. Before that, he was director, speciality division at Patriarch Risk, and managing director at Evolve Brokers.

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