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Senior appointments at Besso Insurance Group

Mar 04, 2015  |   Latest News

Besso Insurance Group, the top 20 independent Lloyd’s broker, has today announced a number of senior appointments to the Group Management Board and to Besso Limited, positioning it for its next phase of growth and expansion. 

Howard Green, Chairman of Besso Property, will become CEO of Besso Limited. Green joined Besso in 1985 and is one of the founding members and architects of the company following the management buy-out that saw the creation of Besso in its present form. He has nearly 50 years’ experience in the insurance industry working in the Lloyd’s market and specialising in property. Green handles one of Besso’s largest individual accounts, he is also on the boards of both Besso Insurance Group and Besso Limited. Green’s appointment is subject to FCA approval.

Roddy Caxton-Spencer, Chairman of Besso International, Robert Dowman, Head of Besso Global Casualty and Russell Nichols, Head of Besso Global Property, have been appointed to the Besso Insurance Group board.

John Hudson, Managing Director of Besso Marine, has been appointed as a Director of Besso Limited, subject to FCA approval.

At the same time as these appointments, Colin Marshall a founding partner of the Group has made the decision to retire as a Director of Besso Insurance Group and as CEO of Besso Limited.

Colin Bird, Chairman and CEO of Besso Insurance Group said:

“Howard is a founding member of Besso and has the experience of building and leading international broking business as well as a wide breadth of client and market relationships which make him extremely well placed to lead Besso into its next phase. 

“Roddy, Robert and Russell have all been part of the driving force that has supported Besso's growth over recent years, having been with the company for a combined 50 years. I am pleased to welcome them to the Board and look forward to their ongoing involvement in supporting the growth of the Group.

“These appointments give us the management strength to deliver the ambitious 2020 growth and development goals we have set for the broking group by enabling us to attract the very best talent and to deliver their expertise and service to clients around the world.

“Colin's contribution to the Group over 30 years has been immeasurable, and following the successful closing of the 2014 financial year, he felt it was the right time to take the decision, concomitant with the other recent appointments. I take this opportunity to thank him for his great contribution to Besso over the years and I wish him the very best in the future.”