The hires bring over a collected 55 years of insurance industry experience to the team

The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) has elected two new insurance market influencers to its board.

Joining the board for a tenure of four years is legal costs cover specialist Habour Underwriting managing director Sharon Brown, who brings over 30 years of experience to the team – including spending over eight years in several senior leadership roles at Miles Smith Insurance Group.

For the forthcoming year, William Morris, director of underwriting delegated authority UK at HDI Global Speciality SE, has also been appointed to the board.

Morris has over 25 years of experience in the wider insurance market and currently oversees a portfolio of delegated authority – including lines in US commercial general liability (CGL), property, UK liability, pet insurance and cyber, for example.

His previous roles include Nuclear Risk Insurers underwriting manager and director of underwriting at Zurich Municipal.

£6bn GWP

MGAA chief executive Mike Keating said: “Sharon and Will have significant market and MGA experience and have been committed supporters of the MGA community for some time.

“Association members write over £6bn in gross written premium in the UK annually and represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK insurance industry.

“The MGAA exists to promote and support this growth, relentlessly raise professional standards, drive engagement with brokers and support industry best practice – the addition of Sharon and Will to the board adds yet further strength and expert guidance to the association.”

Underwriter XS Assure founder and chief executive Marco Del Carlo, as well as Incorporated Insurance Group (IIGL) founder and operations director Lyndsey Thompson, were also re-elected as board directors for a further four-year term.