1st March 2022 – Insurance market leaders Sharon Brown, Managing Director of Harbour Underwriting and William Morris, Director of Underwriting Delegated Authority UK at HDI Global Specialty SE, have joined the board of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA). The appointments were confirmed at the Association’s 11th Annual General Meeting today.
Sharon Brown has been elected to join the board. She has over 30 years’ experience in the market, currently as Managing Director of Harbour Underwriting, an MGA specialising in provision of legal costs cover. Sharon or Brown previously spent over eight years at Miles Smith Insurance Group, working in a number of senior leadership positions.
William Morris has been appointed to the board of the MGAA. He has years of experience in the wider insurance market, and presently overseas a diverse portfolio of delegated authority, including US CGL and Property, UK Liability, Property and Pet insurance, Cyber and other Specialty lines. Previous roles include underwriting manager at Nuclear Risk Insurers, head of casualty underwriting UK Branch, Generali, director of underwriting. Morris will add valuable insights from a carrier point of view and help to support the wider MGA and insurer dynamic.
The MGAA also re-elected Marco Del Carlo from MGA Union, and Lyndsey Thompson from IIGL for a further 12-month term.
Brown and Morris join existing board members; Charles Manchester, MGAA chairman, Mike Keating, CEO, Catherine Bell of Magenta Insurance, Jonathan Skinner of Jensten Group, Jeff Turner from Miramar Underwriting, Chris Collings from Markerstudy, Keith Stern from Lloyd’s, and Chris Harman from Resolution Underwriting.
Mike Keating, CEO, MGAA commented on the appointment:
“Sharon and Will have significant market and MGA experience and have been committed supporters of the MGA community for some time.
“Association members write over £6bn in gross written premium in the UK annually and represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK insurance industry. The MGAA exists to promote and support this growth, to drive engagement with brokers and support industry best practice – the addition of Sharon and Will to the board adds yet further strength and expert guidance to the Association”.