After a busy first quarter of acquisitions (including KBIS, GB Underwriting, The Channel Partnership, Emrose Insurance Brokers and CLS Risk Solutions) this is SRG’s first London market team move of the year and is aimed at further expansion of their specialist insurance and reinsurance broking activities, in particular beyond the UK & Ireland.
Jonathan Bines, who previously held leadership positions at JLT and Integro, has been CEO at AFL since 2019. The incoming team which includes Chris Cavani, David Thomas, Sarah Stephen, Neil Cullis and Chris Gagg have particular expertise in US, Canadian and Australian specialist wholesale, binding authorities and London market facultative reinsurance.
SRG have agreed with AFL an orderly transfer for the team and their clients and are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition.
Warren Downey, SRG Group CEO said:
“I am thrilled that Jonathan and his colleagues are joining SRG as we expand our specialist team which now numbers more than 400.
The incoming team will be welcomed with open arms to SRG and I am looking forward to working with them as we expand our international reach and relevance. Jonathan is an experienced leader who will bring great value to the SRG Executive Committee as he leads this endeavour.
Ever mindful of client service and disruption we are pleased to have agreed an orderly transfer with AFL.”
Jonathan Bines said:
“We are delighted to be joining Specialist Risk Group at such an exciting stage of their growth journey. We have been working closely with the SRG team to ensure a smooth transition and I am confident this will be achieved in the coming weeks.
We have a fantastic opportunity to build on the offering we have created to date and to provide even better solutions for our producers and clients who now more than ever need specialist and expert advice which is delivered with energy, passion, and determination. I am excited to be joining SRG’s leadership team as we extend our international ambitions.”