Move follows Ageas' decision to close its Stoke operations and the majority of the staff currently facing redundancy will be offered employment under the Autonet brand.
Marc van der Veer was previously CEO of international for Ardonagh MGA GEO Underwriting.
He will remain in his current position at Ardonagh.
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Income goes up for the quarter as Swinton is credited with assisting growth despite branch closures.
The company's Q1 results revealed that £6m had been spent by Ardonagh on the closures.
Madison Dearborn Partners and HPS Investment Partners have bought more shares in the business.
List includes payment protection specialist British Insurance which was bought by Towergate in 2008, but stopped trading in 2011.
The long-running court battle between Ardonagh and Gallagher finally wrapped up on Friday, but a written judgement may take more than three months to arrive.
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The staff poaching case continues as both sides make their case as the trial nears completion.
QCs issue closing statements defending Peter Burton and Nawaf Hasan as staff poaching case moves to conclusion.
Provider announces a number of senior departures as Ardonagh Group’s Kay Martin joins.
Brightside said the management change was made to build stronger and deeper relationships with distribution partners in an increasingly digitised sector.
The business is to become part of the Arch UK Regional Division and follows its deal to buy Axiom Underwriting earlier this month.
The Ardonagh Group results showed that the personal lines broker contributed £146.3m in pro forma income.
The business reported a total loss for 2018 of £111.6m, significant improvement on 2017's numbers.
Deal follows Arch's purchase of Ardonagh's commercial MGA businesses last year.
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable urged the organisation to review its relationship with Gallagher last week after racist comments from Simon Matson were brought up in the Gallagher v Ardonagh court case.
The Gallagher vs. Ardonagh trial has borne several highly read stories this week with acquisitions and people moves also catching the interest of Insurance Age readers.
The Liberal Democrat leader has written to Premiership Rugby to draw attention the Gallagher v Ardonagh trial, after Simon Matson's "complicated fat Arab" comments were brought up in court as Gallagher argues they were "taken out of context".
Gallagher-owned Alesco is pursuing legal action against an Ardonagh group company, Bishopsgate, in relation to the hiring of four former Alesco employees as Gallagher vs. Ardonagh trial continues.
Ardonagh’s CEO denies accusation as he is cross-examined on staff poaching and loan allegations on day 10 of the explosive Gallagher vs. Ardonagh trial.
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