He will be tasked with growing and supporting JMG’s acquired broker businesses

JMG Group has appointed Simon Townsend as its new regional managing director for the South of England.

The role will see Townsend take responsible for overseeing the broker’s operations in the region.

He will also be tasked with growing and supporting JMG’s acquired broker businesses, with the firm having struck several deals in the South.

Such acquisitions include that of GR Marshall, which operates primarily in the property, motor trade and personal insurance market.

“Throughout my career I have helped businesses to grow, nurtured their culture and enhanced service offerings, with the aim of delivering excellent services to clients,” Townsend said.

“I’m committed to empowering businesses and supporting our people to be the best they can be. Joining JMG presents a fantastic opportunity for me to continue this mission.”


Townsend brings over 30 years’ insurance experience gained in roles with a range of firms, including HSBC, Towergate and Marsh.

He most recently served as a senior business consultant at Hug Hub.

“Having worked with Simon before, he was always on my radar to work with again – as he’s one of us, a terrific chap,” JMG chief executive Nick Houghton said.

“I’m so proud that as we grow, we create opportunities for great people to join the team. And I know the businesses Simon supports will enjoy his infectious enthusiasm and experience.”