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Verisk SBS welcomes two new hires as it strengthens its Solutions-based approach

15th November 2023 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

Verisk SBS, a re/insurance software specialist operating in the London and US markets, has announced appointments of Gordon Bathurst as Director of Solutions, Broking, and Chris Spencer as Director of Solutions, Underwriting, effective immediately.

Both will be based in London and report to Chief Product Officer Rich Smith. They join Nick Ryall, Director of Solutions, Analytics, to form a team of solutions directors across Verisk SBS’s three pillars of broking, underwriting and analytics.

They will be supported by subject matter and domain experts, and will work collaboratively to analyse, strengthen and improve Verisk SBS’s broking and underwriting processes, the firm explained.

Bathurst brings close to 40 years of industry experience in broking and carrier roles. He joins from Miller where he spent more than 13 years, working his way up from business analyst to head of digital broking.

During his career, he has also spent three years at QBE as a business analyst as well as roles at Lloyd Thompson and JLT Group. Prior to this, Bathurst spent ten years as a practitioner in reinsurance broking and underwriting.

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Spencer brings to his new role more than a decade of industry experience. Prior to re-joining Verisk SBS, he was a product owner at IQUW. Spencer started his career as an underwriter holding roles at Aviva, RSA, and Zurich, before moving into the technology space as a business analyst, then product owner – Augmented Underwriting at Verisk SBS.

Commenting on the appointments, Rich Smith said: “I am delighted to have Gordon join the team and to welcome Chris back to Verisk SBS. Their combined wealth of experience ensures that we can continue to develop our capabilities to deliver top-tier solutions to the market, as we focus on offering solutions that address our clients’ issues in a holistic and all-encompassing approach.”

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