The hire joins from Howden Group and aims to build stronger carrier relationships

Specialist (re)insurance broker Miller has appointed Kate Levett to fill its newly created role of head of market management.

The new hire joins from Howden Group-owned HX Markets, where Levett most recently worked as associate director. In this position, Levett was responsible for developing and growing strategic relationships with insurers.

Prior to joining HX Markets, Levett worked as marketing and insight manager at Hyperion Insurance Group. She started her career at Zurich Insurance.

In her new role, Levett will lead  the development and coordination of relationships with Miller’s carrier partners – this will include deepening and broadening client access to products and services, as well as aiming to drive better outcomes through the broker’s investment in data and analytics.

She will report to Miller’s executive chairman Ken MacDonald.

Underpinning ‘future success’

MacDonald said: “I am delighted to welcome Kate to Miller.

“Building stronger carrier relationships will allow us to deliver better outcomes for clients, while also enabling us to support our partners more strategically with the significant investments we have made in our data capabilities.

Under independent ownership, Miller has tremendous momentum and ambitious growth goals and I am pleased we continue to add outstanding senior talent.

“I look forward to working with Kate as we further deepen our insurer relationships.”

Levett added: “I greatly look forward to joining Miller at this exciting time in its development.

”The firm is ideally placed in both UK and international markets to build on its strong reputation as a valued independent distribution partner.

“I have been particularly impressed by the quality of Miller’s people, its client first culture and its values, heritage and focus on innovation. Each will undoubtedly underpin future success.”

Headquartered in London, Miller has over 650 staff worldwide serving over 4,500 clients globally. The business places around $3bn (£2.2bn)  in premiums annually, according to its website.