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Chairman of UK broker Higos to step down, retire | Insurance Business

The chairman and founder of South West-based broker Higos is to retire, stepping down from his role, the firm announced today.

Ian Gosden told staff in a message today that March 23 would be his last day at the company.

Robinson spent 30 years at RSA, with her most recent role being managing director of global risk solutions for UK & international. She is described by Zurich as having a “wealth of experience both in the UK and international markets.”

“Building Higos and working with you has been an honour and a privilege and without doubt my greatest achievement,” he said.

“I will look back on our achievements with pride and know I have left a wonderful legacy behind which is a professional broker and you, my staff who will, I have no doubt be running the insurance industry for years to come.”

Higos was acquired by Global Risk Partners in February 2017 to become the South West hub for the Group’s retail broking division, and has been on its own acquisition trail since.

The company was founded by Gosden in 1990 and built up to have a network of branches across the region, including the headquarters in Somerton.

Mike Bruce, GRP’s CEO of broking said: “Ian has been a stalwart within UK broking for nearly three decades and an outstanding entrepreneur. We fully intend to build on Ian’s legacy and take Higos to the next level of growth and success.

“He leaves with our very best wishes for a long and happy retirement.”

Bruce confirmed that Neil Thornton will continue in his role as interim managing director with overall responsibility for the business.

 

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