Four former WTW employees have joined the broker to form the team, with eyes set on ‘growing the business’

Specialist (re)insurance broker Miller has launched a new bloodstock and livestock team.

The team will be led by head of bloodstock and livestock Archie Horne, who will report to head of private clients Katie Small.

Horne joins from Willis Towers Watson (WTW), where he served as head of bloodstock, livestock and aquaculture.

He is joined by account executive Florence Crowhurst, who formerly served as WTW’s senior associate for bloodstock, livestock and aquaculture.

Former WTW lead associate Harry Findlay and former WTW business support assistant Ben Roe have also joined the team as insurance brokers.

The team hopes to develop, manage and produce a comprehensive range or products to support the insurance needs of livestock producers and owners worldwide – with a particular focus on the UK, North America, Australia and Asia.

It will also target exotic animal owners, such as aquariums, game parks and zoos.

‘Natural synergies’

Small said: “In this highly specialist insurance field, clients require informed advice and we are pleased to launch a team that has deep expertise at its core, led by Archie, whose career has spanned working on stud farms in Australia, racing yards in England and being a member of the Queen’s Life Guard.

“The team brings a strong technical understanding of all aspects of this class. We see natural synergies with our private clients and sports and entertainment teams and will be working closely together to serve the needs of all our clients.”

Horne added: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined Miller. It is investing significantly in developing new capabilities and its innovative approach is impressive. I’m joined by three highly capable colleagues.

“Working together, we look forward to drawing on our combined skills, experience and expertise to grow the business.”

Miller was acquired from WTW by international private equity firm Cinven and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIV in March 2021.