Perceptive Underwriting

19 June 2019

Marc van der Veer Joins Nexus Group

PRESS RELEASE: Acquisitive insurance intermediary Nexus Group (Nexus) today announces the hire of Marc van der Veer as CEO, European Ventures.

Marc joins Nexus from The Ardonagh Group where he was CEO of International for specialty MGA, Geo Underwriting. Prior to that he held a number of senior positions within the insurance industry, including as General Manager of Partner Re Wholesale, providing capacity to underwriting agencies for SME business. He was also Chief Underwriting Officer of European Specialty at Torus (now StarStone) and previously was Managing Director of Hiscox Europe. Marc is already well known to Nexus, having provided underwriting capacity to the Group’s FinPro team on two previous occasions, whilst at Partner Re and Torus.

Marc will report to Group CEO Colin Thompson and his main focus at Nexus will be on pursuing a buy and build strategy for an identified pipeline of niche European specialty MGAs. Marc will then manage the acquired businesses which will sit within a new division of the Nexus Group.

Colin Thompson, Group CEO, said:

“We are very pleased to welcome Marc to the Group and are looking forward to working together on this new chapter in our growth story, having successfully worked with him for many years in the past. Marc has extensive knowledge of MGAs and a vast network of relationships in Europe. Coupled with his vision for growth opportunities, this all aligns him very closely with the Nexus ethos as we look to develop our European MGA offering.”


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