The new hire brings over 25 years of experience to the team

MGA Optio Group has appointed industry veteran David Robinson as managing director.

The new hire brings more than two decades of experience to the Optio team, including eight years spent at Ace Overseas General (AOG) and subsequently Chubb. 

At AOG, Robinson ultimately became regional president of its business in UK and Ireland, with responsibility for property and casualty (P&C), accident and health (A&H), speciality personal lines and high net worth (HNW) lines.

Most recently, he served as international head of financial lines at United States-based investment and insurance company The Hartford.

In his new role, based in London, Robinson will join the executive committee and oversee Optio’s underwriting, claims and data support functions.

He will report to executive chairman Matthew Fosh.

Good timing

Fosh said: “David joins Optio during a period of considerable expansion across multiple lines and geographies and following our recent acquisitions of Brockwell and Northcourt.

“David is an underwriter of exceptional calibre and his vast experience will be a tremendous asset in realising our strategic ambitions. I am delighted to welcome him to Optio.”

Robinson added: “Optio’s breadth of specialty classes and underwriting talent has developed enormously under Matthew’s leadership.

“That development continues and I am extremely pleased to be joining at this exciting stage.

“I look forward to supporting the business in realising its potential.”

Optio Group acquired nuclear risk specialist Northcourt in April 2021, followed by warranty and indemnity MGA Brockwell Capital in January 2022. 

In addition to nuclear, the company also offers insurance solutions in the marine market, A&H, cyber risk, commercial construction and political risk