Interview

The man behind the ego

Victorious in his bid to head up Bluefin, Stuart Reid is quietly confident that he knows best when it comes to leading Axa's broking arm to success. Martin Friel hears how the CEO intends to grow the business, get the public onside and prove the company…

Devitt and Lawton - Upping the ante

Andrew Tjaardstra talks to Aaron Devitt and Mike Lawton, who are the front line in driving RSA's commercial UK strategy as it adopts a more aggressive approach to sales to increase its broker activity

Up close and personal

A team player with complete belief in his staff, John O'Roarke talks to Michelle Worvell about how the general insurance market has changed, regrets he has had along the way and his vision to bring LV into the public spotlight

Paul Moors - Back to basics

Andrew Tjaardstra meets Paul Moors, chairman of Bollington and of the Manchester British Insurance Brokers' Association committee in his firm's north-west hometown. Moors talks to PB in the lead up to the Biba conference in Manchester in May

JLT to the core

Dominic Burke has proved his worth as JLT group CEO by leading the company through tumultuous times with sheer determination and passion. Martin Friel finds out what has been at the top of his agenda for success

Grant Ellis interview

Insurance Age deputy editor Martin Friel talks to Grant Ellis, CEO of the Broker Network Group about...

After the storm

He may no longer be the firebrand of old, but having resurrected Heath Lambert, Adrian Colosso has shown he has lost none of his steely resolve. Martin Friel asks him about the past five turbulent years and his vision for the future

Ready for anything

And that includes expansion. Willis CEO Brendan McManus tells Michelle Worvell that it's not just about corporate survival, but also being ready to seize business opportunities

Raring to go

Somewhere beneath the biggest players and somewhere above the smaller ones, Peter Burrows believes Brit UK is superbly placed to take great strides once the economic tide turns. Martin Friel reports

Howard Lickens - A broker of conviction

Andrew Tjaardstra meets Howard Lickens, chief executive of New Malden-based broker Clear Group, which won the Intermediary of the Year award at last year's UK Broker Awards

Raring to go

Somewhere beneath the biggest players and somewhere above the smaller ones, Peter Burrows believes Brit UK is superbly placed to take great strides once the economic tide turns. Martin Friel reports

Philip Gregory - A giant awakes

Andrew Tjaardstra talks to Philip Gregory, chief executive of HSBC Insurance Brokers, as he attempts to reawaken what he considers to be a 'sleeping giant'

Banking on brokers

Norwich Union's chief executive Igal Mayer admits that the company has made mistakes in the past, but he is keen to reassure independent brokers that they remain key to its plans for the future. Michelle Worvell reports

A spirit reborn

Just seven months after taking on the top job at Axa Insurance, Philippe Maso y Guell Rivet has started reinvigorating the insurer's personal and commercial lines operations. Michelle Worvell asks him what he has in store for the insurer during his…

Robin Lucas - A measured approach

Andrew Tjaardstra meets Robin Lucas, managing director at Lucas Fettes and Partners, to find out how he intends to grow his business after a deal with Oval fell through earlier in the year following the retirement of founding partner David Fettes last…

Guiding light

Far from abandoning ship, Andrew Torrance has shown that a steady hand in an uncertain market can guide a company to safety. Michelle Worvell speaks to him about the shifting tides of the insurance world and what the future has in store for Allianz…

Jeremy Cary - Progress from within

Stackhouse Poland bucks the trend of recent broking times: its previous owner did not sell out to a consolidator but to a management buy-in looking to propel the business forward, writes Andrew Tjaardstra

A magic mantra

In a market where firms are determined to grow at any cost, Laurent Matras holds firm to a different train of thought. With the future success of an insurer in his hands, he tells Martin Friel how a steady pace will win the race for scale

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