James Gerry
Chairman - MGAA
GB Underwriting

James has over 30 years' experience in the insurance profession and has spent the past 12 years running MGAs.  James is a director of the MGAA and has represented Members' interest as chair of the Association's Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Committee.  He has striven to develop a meaningful, constructive relationship with the FCA and continues to build upon that work and further promote the interest of the MGA community.

James began his career as an underwriter with Chubb in New York.  He later joined Brockbank at Lloyd's to establish the non-marine underwriting practice and served as Chief Underwriting Officer.

In 2003 James became CEO of DUAL International and oversaw their transformation into an MGU with a GWP in excess of €100 million.  In 2008 James was recruited by JTL to establish Thistle, the group's underwriting agency.  In 2011 James became a strategic investor and Chairman of GB Underwriting Limited, a privately owned MGU.