There will soon be a new man at the helm of the London Market Group, with Andrew Horton (pictured), CEO of Beazley, to take the role beginning May 04.
“The challenges facing our market are not diminishing, but I am excited that our sense of collective purpose and action is delivering genuine benefits and I very much look forward to working with all sectors of the market to grow and enhance London’s position and reputation,” said Horton.
He steps into the role previously held by Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain at Willis Towers Watson, who was in the position for two years.
“It has been a fascinating time for our industry, with the four key challenges of Brexit, market modernisation, promoting the London Market globally and building a diverse workforce, dominating the agenda,” said Aubert about his time in the role. “I feel the industry is in a strong position to respond to these challenges and the LMG has played an important role in raising awareness of the changes that need to take place and building consensus to achieve these objectives. I offer my full support and congratulations to Andrew as he picks up the mantle and I look forward to continuing to the serve the organisation as a member of the LMG board, and the wider industry as a member of the LIIBA’s executive committee and as deputy president of the Insurance Institute of London.”
Aubert also remarked that he believes Horton is the right man for the job.
“Andrew’s work with London Makes It Possible gives him real insight into a core part of our programme, and his leadership of a highly successful London Market business will give valuable insight into what needs to be done to take all our workstreams into the next stage of development so they can meet the market’s future needs,” he said.