Sharon Brown

Managing Director, Harbour Underwriting

Sharon has over 30 years’ insurance experience and a proven track record in creating and delivering insurance schemes and products, sales and marketing strategies and robust business infrastructures.

In her last role as chief sales officer for a large independent Lloyd’s insurance broker, she developed original sales and distribution models for clearing banks, insurance companies, MGAs and insurance brokers. Prior to this, she was a sales and marketing director and so brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her current role as managing director of Harbour Underwriting.

At Harbour Underwriting, Sharon leads a team specialising in commercial After the Event dispute insurance. Since she joined, she has executed a strategy to revitalise the business and the brand, redefine distribution channels and create new business opportunities.
Sharon has a particular interest in advancing inclusivity in the insurance industry by embracing diversity, specifically by inspiring females and promoting a multi-generational and multi-cultural workforce.

Sharon was named as a woman of influence in 2018 by Insurance Business magazine and was nominated in three categories for the Insurance Times Women in Insurance Awards 2020: Insurance Woman of the Year, Role Model of the Year and Trailblazer. In 2021, Sharon was named on the IB UK Elite Women list.

She is a passionate supporter of Alzheimer’s Society, a cause that is especially close to her heart as her mother, aunt and father-in-law all live with this heart-breaking disease.

Sharon is a keen amateur horsewoman and regularly competes in local equestrian events. She also enjoys writing and dreams of being a published author like her paternal great-uncle, who wrote several novels and a Disney screenplay.

Sharon Brown - MGAA Board Member

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