’He joins us with international MGA experience across many continents,’ says deputy chief executive

Insurance intermediary group PIB has appointed as appointed Charles Burgess as its new chief executive for underwriting and schemes, a statement released yesterday (20 September 2023) said.

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Burgess has over 30 years of experience in the insurance sector and brings knowledge of global distribution, managing general agents (MGAs), digital and insurtech to the role.

He will join the firm later this year (1 November 2023).

PIB said Burgess’ appointment further strengthened its executive team and ambitions on building a “leading specialist and diversified pan-European insurance distribution business”.

Ryan Brown, deputy chief executive, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Charlie to PIB Group and to our executive team.

“He joins us with international MGA experience across many continents, as well as significant digital and insurtech expertise.

“Charlie has an entrepreneurial mindset which will see him building on and broadening PIB’s MGA capability out into Europe, as well as exploring innovative opportunities within the digital space to expand our schemes proposition.”

Former role

Burgess will join PIB from Munich Re Specialty Group, where he was most recently interim chief executive of its UK arm.

Prior to this, he was the top boss of international distribution at the firm between 2016 and 2022.

The role saw him take responsibility for its wholly owned MGAs, brokers and syndicate service companies in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America.

Burgess said he was joining PIB at an “exciting time”.

“The opportunity to draw on two distinct disciplines in both distribution and digital will be hugely satisfying,” he added.

“I will look to leverage these skills to develop underwriting and schemes whilst PIB continues to grow its brokerage both domestically and abroad.

“My exposure to PIB has been motivating, the management team drive and collaborative and entrepreneurial culture is what first attracted me to PIB.”