Specialist Risk Group appoints Nikki Eastham as head of M&A

London - 17 May 2021 - Fast-growing insurance intermediary, Specialist Risk Group (SRG), has today announced the appointment of Nikki Eastham as Managing Partner and Head of the SRG M&A team.

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Nikki Eastham joins after a successful 12-year career at PWC. Most recently, Nikki was a Director of the PWC Financial Institutions Group M&A team. Her experience spans strategic advisory, deal origination, target engagement, diligence, negotiation and integration support. SRG’s latest announcement follows a busy start to 2021 which has included six acquisitions, the recruitment of a 16 strong international wholesale team, and completion of the purchase of a majority share in SRG by HGGC.

Acquisition plays an important role in augmenting the strong underlying organic growth track record of SRG, with the firm positioning itself as the natural home for specialist people and businesses. This means SRG remain 100% focussed on growing specialist businesses from the outset. The firm also has an unswerving focus on people and culture, which lies at the heart of diligence and its approach to integration.

Warren Downey, Group CEO at SRG said:

“Nikki is an outstanding leader in her field and brings a wealth of experience to SRG. Her approach is highly aligned with our own, particularly regarding SRG’s focus on people and culture. I look forward to working closely with Nikki and our wider team to welcome high quality specialist businesses into our Group.”


Nikki Eastham said: “SRG’s organic and strategic growth is validation of its unique market position and the exciting journey ahead. I look forward to working with Warren, Charlie and the team to attract specialist businesses and people into our fully integrated Group.”