‘Perceptive Underwriting’

Winter 2015

Colin Thompson
Executive Chairman, Nexus Group

Much has happened this year, not least that we have acquired specialist Managing General Agency EBA Insurance Services, a new CEO has joined us and we’ve opened up an office in the Pacific Basin, all positive moves to further our hard-hitting growth strategy.

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Richard Marriage
Managing Director, Nexus CIFS

At the end of last year we announced the promotion of Bob Lilley to Executive Chairman, as well as the appointment of Richard Marriage as Managing Director of Nexus CIFS Limited who will assume full operational responsibility for the CIFS business.

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Jeremy Austen
Principal Officer, Nexus Asia

Last month we announced the launch of Nexus Underwriting Asia (HK) headed up by Jeremy Austen, Principal Officer, and supported by Kevin Gotts, Head of Specialty Lines, who will relocate to Hong Kong from Nexus London headquarters. Jeremy has 20 years experience in Asia as a broker and underwriter whilst Kevin has been in the London Market for 28 years. 

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Nexus CIFS won the title of Credit Insurer of the Year at the 2015 Chartered Institute of Credit Management Awards for the second time in three years. Bob Lilley, Executive Chairman of Nexus CIFS, commented that this is recognition for a consistent track record of personal service and access to decision makers, product innovation and collaboration with industry partners:

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Stuart Rouse
Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

In April we announced the appointment of Stuart Rouse as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and, at the time, Colin Thompson said that this appointment is indicative of the way Nexus is strengthening its business and improving its infrastructure:

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Tim Coles
Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Group

Tim Coles was previously CEO of Howden Broking Group which expanded developed into a world class broking operation during his 10 year tenure as CEO. Prior to Howden, he spent 13 years in the British Army, serving with the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces. He joined us in September, will report to Colin Thompson and assumes full responsibility for the running of the Group.

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Joanne Edgley
Managing Director, Nexus Financial

Alexander Mobbs
Executive Director, Nexus EBA

Jo Edgley has been promoted to the new position of Managing Director of Nexus Underwriting Limited (NUL) and Alex Mobbs will be seconded to the newly acquired specialist MGA EBA Insurance Services Limited (EBA) as an Executive Director

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Jeremy Adams
Non Executive Director, Nexus Board

Well known London market broker Jeremy Adams becomes an independent Non Executive Director on the Nexus board from the beginning of October.

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Despite the mixed weather during Cowes Week in August - Nexus assembled an enthusiastic crew every day to race and battle against the elements.

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Jamie Ricketts, Head of New Business & Development Nexus Underwriting Limited, received a spectacular match and post match report from Charlie Ringrose, Broker at Howden Financial Lines, on the draw between Nexus and Howden.

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In August 2015 we announced that we had acquired specialist MGA and Lloyd’s service provider EBA Insurance Services Limited.

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James Steele-Perkins
Divisional Director, Nexus CIFS

At a ceremony in 150 Leadenhall Street, James Steele-Perkins, Divisional Head Nexus CIFS Limited, was awarded the Employee of the Year 2014 title for his work over the year underwriting Single Situation Credit and Political Risks.

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André Ford
Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Nexus Underwriting Ltd

In June we extended our product offering to include Group Term Life Assurance for commercial or specialty groups through our Accident and Health team.

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