22 July 2016
Towergate Insurance today announces the appointment of Neil Pearce as managing director of Towergate London Market.*
Neil will join Towergate on 05 September 2016 and report directly to group chief executive David Ross.
Neil joins Towergate from RKH Specialty where he was Executive Director responsible for the UK and International Liability team.
He was previously managing director of Windsor Insurance Brokers for 20 years and Executive Director of SBJ Marine and Energy.
The appointment follows that of Paul Longhurst as Broking and Distribution Director, who begins working at Towergate on 11 August 2016.
Towergate Group CEO David Ross said: “Neil is a formidable figure in the London Market and we’re delighted that he has chosen to join us.
“London represents a huge growth opportunity for Towergate and there are few people who have grown businesses in this market as fiercely as him.
Neil’s appointment signals a clear intention by Towergate to accelerate growth in this space. He is without doubt a London Market heavyweight who’ll bring serious gravitas to our EC3 operation.”
Neil Pearce added: “With a clear remit to focus on the UK wide network of Towergate brokers to provide London Market solutions, I am genuinely excited by a real opportunity to breathe new life into this offering.
I am particularly looking forward to revisiting the Towergate London Market identity, to spending time with colleagues and customers to better understand the purpose and “soul” of this business, so that we can deliver against a clear set of shared objectives which will undoubtedly give an enhance competitive edge to our brokers.”
*subject to regulatory approval
Launched in 1997 Towergate is the UK’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary.
Towergate is an important distribution channel for a significant range of insurance products and a key strategic partner for the UK’s largest insurers.
Towergate’s scale, customer insight and distribution relationships make it a unique business and a leader in the markets in which it operates. Its combination of distribution and underwriting gives it unparalleled consumer data and market insight.