Two of the appointees bring over 40 years of combined experience from broker Aon

PIB Group has today (15 September 2002) announced changes to its c-suite, effective immediately, with the aim of expanding its international reach.

Onno Janssen, who served at Aon for 21 years – most recently as chief executive for risk consulting and cyber solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – has been hired to serve in a newly created role as chief executive for Europe.

Furthermore, former Amwins Global Risks (formerly THB) chief executive Matthew Crane has joined the team as chief exectuive for underwriting.

Gavin Buckley, who is also an Aon veteran of over 21 years and most recently served as the broker’s head of product development and marketing, will succeed Andy Tedstone.

Tedstone, who currently serves in a dual role as PIB Group broking and placement director alongside chief executive of its Cobra Network, will now be focusing his attention solely on the latter.

PIB Group’s chief financial officer Ryan Brown, meanwhile, will be promoted to the role of deputy group chief executive – effective in the coming weeks.

Brendan McManus, chief executive at PIB Group, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Onno, Matthew and Gavin to PIB Group. Their broad experience and skills will play an invaluable part in delivering on our growth and international aspirations.

“At the same time, I want to congratulate Ryan on his promotion to deputy group chief executive and wish Fiona and Bernard all the best in their forthcoming retirements.

“I personally feel really proud of these movements and appointments, which are testament to the types of opportunities we have within PIB to grow our talent and look after people, as well as being an attractive career destination to highly experienced newcomers.”

‘Natural’ steps

Bernard Mageean, who served as a managing director of the group’s schemes and affinities division, will be retiring.

PIB Group’s chief people officer Fiona Andrews will leave at the end of the year.

Successors for the two retirees will be announced in the coming weeks.

Brown said: “It’s been six incredible years as PIB’s chief financial officer and I’m delighted to be helping to lead the next chapter of our evolution.

“It feels like a natural next step in PIB’s journey as well as my own, which frees me up to spend more time with our businesses and talented people, as well as dedicating more support to our divisional [chief executives] in driving both organic and inorganic growth.

“We have many exciting times ahead.”