’This is a fantastic time to be joining PIB as its international expansion increases pace,’ says new appointee

PIB Group has appointed Richard Kirby as its new chief transformation and integration officer.

In his new role, Kirby will focus on improving how the insurance intermediary integrates businesses and supporting its growth while increasing profit.

The role will cover PIB retail, specialty, underwriting and schemes divisions and all international territories.

His appointment comes as the firm continues to boost its investment in technology to increase revenue and margins.

“His appointment further strengthens the group’s executive team, alongside international mergers, acquisitions and integrations (MA&I) and operational capabilities as part of building a pan-European insurance distribution business,” PIB said.

Kirby added: “This is a fantastic time to be joining PIB as its international expansion increases pace.

“I have longed admired PIB and feel that my skills and experience will help PIB deliver best-in-class integration and support our continued journey to become a larger, better and more efficient international player.

“The PIB culture is a great fit for me with its entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, innovation and its focus on international client needs, which is my forte.”


Kirby joins from LDC Private Equity, where he spent six years as partner.

He was responsible for partnering with LDC investment management teams to create value through organic and inorganic growth.

Prior to LDC Private Equity, Kirby spent most of the 2000s working for both Marsh and Aon in international senior operations and MA&I roles.

Ryan Brown, PIB’s deputy chief executive, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Richard to PIB.

“Richard joins us with extensive international insurance broking experience, having held senior operational value creation roles across both the corporate and private equity sectors.

“Richard’s many years driving accretive margin growth through acquisition integration and international growth will help PIB evolve as we continue our journey as a leading European insurance distribution business of scale.”