Ian Chapman becomes MGA’s Leeds-based regional development manager

Essex based underwriting agency Incorporated Insurance Group (IIG) has hired former Fusion executive Ian Chapman as a regional development manager based in Leeds.

Chapman is currently deputy president of the Halifax chapter of the Chartered Insurance Institute and previously worked as a regional development underwriter for Towergate-owned MGA Fusion in Leeds.

Fusion has suffered a shake-up in recent weeks, with several members of its senior team departing for rival firm Arthur J Gallagher and a restructuring underway.  

IIG chief executive Mike Smith said: “We’ve had tremendous success in growing our business by working in partnership with independently owned brokers to win business.

“However, being Essex-based it’s hard to provide the close working relationship enjoyed by our southern brokers so Ian joining us will enable us to develop our model further.”

Chapman added: “With all the changes currently underway at Fusion, it’s great to move to a company that has a clear vision on how they can help brokers to win and retain business. I’m really looking forward to helping IIGL deliver their model to the northern based brokers.”