Insurer hires Ashley Gilroy from Towergate

MMA Insurance has appointed Ashley Gilroy as development manager for the south of England to focus on developing commercial SME business in the region.

Reporting to UK business development manager Claire Ephgrave, Gilroy will be responsible for developing trading relationships with southern brokers and promoting MMA’s commercial lines proposition.

Gilroy joins from Towergate where he was PowerPlace business development manager for the south west. He has previously held development roles for commercial property broker Keelan Westall and Allianz.

Claire Ephgrave said: “Since we launched the regional commercial team in Reading we have enjoyed some very positive feedback from our southern brokers and Ashley will be able to capitalise on this. As well as 15 years’ experience in the industry, he brings great working knowledge of the region and its brokers. His arrival will enable us to focus on further developing our own business and that of our brokers here.”

Gilroy added: “MMA brings brokers something that has been lacking in the insurance market for a number of years – a broker only insurer that actively supports clients in profitable account development. This is not an easy task in these difficult trading times and I look forward to the challenge.”