’It’s time to push for a step change in growth,’ says chief executive

Jensten Group has announced a strategic restructure as it looks to drive growth and expedite the integration of future acquisitions.

The move will see the distribution business split its wholesale division, with the Jensten London market business unit reporting to the core broking trading division under retail managing director Rob Organ.

David Skinner, managing director of acquired firm Berns Brett and Jensten‘s London and South-East region, will assume oversight of the London markets division.

Meanwhile, Jensten Underwriting, the group’s managing general agent (MGA) operation, will now operate as a standalone business unit, which will report into group chief executive Alistair Hardie.

“Over the past five years, we’ve transformed the MGA into a significant platform and now it’s time to push for a step change in growth,” Hardie said.

“Our ambition is to triple the premium managed by Jensten Underwriting within the next four years. “


As part of the restructure, franchise director Rob Palmer will also transition to the role of director of distribution.

In this capacity, he will lead the promotion of all Jensten’s services – including network, wholesale broking and MGA products.

“Rob has excelled as franchise director with the network, achieving record-breaking premiums in 2024 and experiencing the highest influx of new members since its inception in 1986,” Hardie said.

“I have the utmost confidence in Rob’s ability to excel in his new role.”

As a result of these changes, Simon Taylor, managing director of wholesale, will be leaving the business with immediate effect.

Hardie said: “Simon has been instrumental in establishing our London markets and MGA capabilities and I would like to thank him for his contribution.”