Profile: Evolutionary thinker

Ageas’ managing director is confident of rapid growth after seeing a sharp rise in e-trading and a strengthening private motor market, writes Martin Friel

Broking success: thinking outside the box

Staysure’s Ryan Howsam talks to Liz McMahon about his journey from golf tours to £30m in gross written premiums, and putting together a new structure to overhaul the travel insurer’s product base

Profile: Hidden depths

CCV’s Michael Rea may not shout about it but he’s certainly made his mark at the consolidator. He talks to Martin Friel about his appetite for aquisition, the prospect of flotation and working for an industry ‘personality’

Profile - Henry Engelhardt: Admiral of the fleet

Henry Engelhardt was at the bow when the Admiral ship first set sail and he led the company onto the stock exchange when it floated in 2004. Emmanuel Kenning talks to the CEO about claims, pricing and the source of great market envy - the provider's COR.

The interview: The charisma in compliance

When Steve White joined Biba in 2004, he brought with him a unique understanding of the application of FSA rules to insurance broking. He has since gone on to be crowned Compliance Personality of the Year 2010. Liz McMahon reports

Interview: In perfect focus

With sharp intelligence, good humour and unique perspective, industry consultant Clare Ryder shares her thoughts with Martin Friel about where the market has been and where it needs to go next.

The interview: Spreading the word

Although officially retired from the industry, Reg Brown remains full of ambition. Liz McMahon talks to the former president of the CII about his community work, formation of the MGAA and, of course, the London Phoenix Orchestra.

Interview: A stern lesson

Liz McMahon meets Australia's latest export, Keith Stern, as he explains how his experiences on the other side of the world have equipped him to lead the Lloyd's regional broker pursuit

The PB Interview: Grahame Chilton: Global visibility

Andrew Tjaardstra meets Grahame Chilton, vice-chairman at Aon Group, who is relishing the company's sponsorship deal with Manchester United that astonished both the insurance and marketing worlds when it was announced last summer.

The Green Interview: Building momentum for change

Andrew Tjaardstra speaks to Andrew Torrance, chief executive officer at Allianz and chairman of ClimateWise, about what the environmental organisation hopes to achieve and its radical proposals to last year's Copenhagen climate conference.

Interview: Breaking the insurer mould

Groupama sits somewhere in the middle in terms of how it presents itself to brokers - as both a composite and a specialist. Allison Andrews explains to Martin Friel how the insurer's realistic approach maintains a balanced service.

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