The new hire brings more than 30 years of experience to the senior team

Oneglobal Broking has appointed Simon Plumridge as group chief operating officer, effective from 1 July 2021.

The new hire has more than 30 years of underwriting, operations and distribution experience, as well as a strong record of delivering innovative projects at some of the world’s largest insurance companies.

Prior to joining Oneglobal, Plumridge was global head of multinational at QBE - he has also held senior roles in underwriting and operations at Zurich, Starr, and AIG.

In his new role, he will join the group executive committee and will report to group chief executive Mike Reynolds.

Powering growth

Speaking on the appointment, Reynolds said: “As Oneglobal continues its international expansion, we are building a robust and effective operational framework to ensure the highest level of delivery for our clients.

“Simon’s industry knowledge of both business development and operations delivery will be invaluable in creating an exceptional infrastructure that will power the next stages of our growth and I am delighted he is joining our senior team.”

Plumridge added: “I have been highly impressed by the ambition and strategy of Oneglobal and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to lead the outstanding operations team here.

“We are determined to create an environment and infrastructure that underpins Oneglobal’s success and offers the highest quality service to our clients.”

Oneglobal Broking is a specialist international broking company which is focused on the placement of open market and delegated authority business across marine, aviation, property, casualty and speciality lines.

The business was founded in 2018, following the merger of SSL and Endeavour. It is owned by financial services private equity business JC Flowers.