Independent insurance broking giant Lockton has now confirmed the senior hire and appointment of Bob Bisset as its new Chairman, Global Retrocession & Property Specialty, Bermuda and Market Capital of reinsurance broking unit Lockton Re.
As we explained back in June, Lockton Re was set to appoint former Aon executive Bob (Robert) Bisset to a senior role, as it continued to make key hires for a growing retrocessional reinsurance practice.
Bob (Robert) Bisset had worked at rival Aon for just under two decades, having begun as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s reinsurance practice Aon Benfield in the Bermuda office.
He became a Team Leader for the Aon reinsurance broking unit in Bermuda. Then relocated to the UK in 2013 and subsequently moved up to become CEO of Global ReSpecialty at Aon in 2015.
Aon’s Global ReSpecialty unit has always had a focus on global retrocession broking opportunities, including industry-loss warranties (ILW’s) and other ILS fund or capital markets backed retro products.
More recently, Bisset took on the role of UK Growth Leader at Aon in late 2018, a position that saw him overseeing nine UK business divisions at the broker and becoming responsible for driving growth across all UK sectors.
Lockton Re said this morning that Bisset will now join its Global Retrocession team, further strengthening the unit with his considerable reputation and market standing.
Bisset will also become a member of Lockton Re’s Global Executive Committee.
Tim Gardner, Global CEO, Lockton Re, commented on the news, “We are delighted Bob has joined Lockton Re, his enthusiasm for the business is testament to our culture, strategy and the great team we are building. Bob brings three decades of experience in the Industry, having worked in the US, Sydney, Bermuda and London, he has a unique and valuable market perspective. Bob will support the strategic growth of Lockton Re as we continue to garner great support from clients and markets across the reinsurance world.”
Keith Harrison, International CEO, Lockton Re, added, “Bob is a great addition to our global team, he will be supporting the ongoing expansion of our Global Retrocession and Property Specialty offering as well as playing a key role in our new Bermuda operation and growing Market Capital capability. Bob will work with Lockton Re colleagues and clients across the business and will be based in our London office. I’m excited to be welcoming Bob to the business and our Management team.”
Nick Durant, North American CEO, Lockton Re, also said, “In a relatively short period of time we have built a global reinsurance platform that is resonating with both global and regional clients. We are clearly focused on our next phase of growth and I look forward to working with Bob as we continue on this great journey.”