Guy Carpenter announces UK property facultative hires from rivals

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Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has made a string of appointments in its UK focused property facultative broking team, with a number of key hires poached from its rivals.

guy-carpenter-logoThe hires form part of a wider realignment process at Guy Carpenter’s facultative broking arm GC Fac, the company said this morning, as it structures its product teams around specific geographic regions.

The aim is to “ensure the delivery of client-centric solutions which precisely reflect the unique exposure dynamics of each territory,” the broker said.

Stephen Wilkins has been hired from Lockton and appointed Head of UK Property, GC Fac. With 24 years of insurance and reinsurance experience, Wilkins will be based in London and report to Richard Della, Head of Property, GC Fac.

Most recently, Wilkins was a Senior Vice President at Lockton Companies and spent 14 years at the company.

Joining him is Paul Hargis, who has been hired from Willis Towers Watson and been named Deputy Head of UK Property.

Also based in London, Hargis had been Head of UK and Rest of World in Willis Towers Watson’s facultative arm. He has more than 21 years of industry experience, 16 of which are in the UK facultative sector.

In addition, Guy Carpenter also announced that James Goodwin has been hired from Willis Towers Watson and appointed Head of Power and Mining. Also located in London, Goodwin will report to Dominic Samengo-Turner, Global Head of Facultative, Guy Carpenter.

He was most recently the Global Head of Broking for Natural Resources, Facultative at Willis Towers Watson and has over 23 years of industry experience. He has previously worked at Lockton Companies, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Heath Lambert.

Dominic Samengo-Turner, Global Head of Facultative at Guy Carpenter, commented, “At GC Fac, our clients benefit from the breadth of experience across our teams that ensures the consistent delivery of innovative solutions to their fast-evolving challenges. The appointments of Paul, Steve and James will add yet further depth to our facultative proposition as demands increase during a time of substantial change in the marketplace.”

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