Gareth Cotty has previous experience working for Marsh and RSA

Caerphilly headquartered insurance brokers Thomas Carroll has appointed Gareth Cotty as its new managing director as it looks to double in size over the next decade.

Cotty has over 20 years’ of experience in the commercial insurance sector. He joins the group’s board of directors to lead claims management and insurance brokerage across West Wales and the South, as well as Herefordshire and London.

Gareth Cotty, Managing Director, Thomas Carroll Brokers

Gareth Cotty, Thomas Carroll’s new Managing Director 

Cotty originally joined Thomas Carroll as a business development executive in 2003. He was appointed as director in 2012 and contributes substantially to the firm’s corporate business relationships, working closely with its group chief executive officer, Rhys Thomas.

He said that he was excited to be part of the firm’s growth ambitions. Previously he served as the firm’s director for 15 years. Other roles include account broker for global brokers Marsh, account executive for HSBC and commercial underwriter for insurance firm RSA.

He added: “Adapting our business to meet the changing demands of our clients and the local business community contributes to our success.

”Further developing specialist areas such as cyber risk, legal indemnities and claims management will remain a priority and give us scope to grow.

“Culturally, little will change but we are always looking at ways in which we can further enhance our broking and claims expertise for the benefit of our clients.”

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas said: “We invest in succession planning to actively develop future leaders. Gareth shares our passion about what we do, what makes us different and maintaining our independence.

“Having worked in the business for 15 years, during a time in which we have doubled in size, Gareth has naturally evolved into this role.”

Rhys Thomas CEO (left) & Gareth Cotty Managing Director (right)

Chief executive, Rhys Thomas with Gareth Cotty, Thomas Carroll’s new managing director 

It has not yet been announced who will take over Cotty’s previous role in the business. 

Thomas Carroll have over 45 years in the insurance business specialising in risk and wealth. It employs over 140 employees and also has offices in Swansea, Haverfordwest, Newport, Hereford and London.

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