Lloyd's broker opens Atlanta office

Cooper Gay has opened an eighth office of its Cooper Gay Risk Services subsidiary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Barry Whitton, formerly in charge of national property practice at Beecher Carlson, has been hired to head up the new office, which will extend the group’s wholesale presence in the US.

Peter Gorman, managing director of Cooper Gay North America said: “Cooper Gay Risk Services has been expanding in the Southeast over the past few years. The opening of the Atlanta office continues this expansion. We are very excited to have Barry Whitton join our growing team, and I look forward to further success in delivering focused wholesale solutions to clients across the United States.”