Jason Anthony to leave company after seven years

Jason Anthony

Jason Anthony, UK managing director of Arthur J Gallagher underwriting agency OIM Underwriting, has resigned, Insurance Times can reveal.

OIM is Gallagher’s delegated authority underwriting business. It is separate from its managing general agency unit, Pen Underwriting.

Anthony, who has worked at Gallagher for seven years, is the latest senior departure from Gallagher’s UK-based business. Gallagher International chief executive David Ross and chief financial officer Mark Mugge left the company earlier this month to join the company that is buying Towergate.

This morning, Towergate confirmed that it had hired Gallagher’s UK retail chief executive Janice Deakin and executive chairman of underwriting and distribution Adrian Brown to its executive team.

It is understood that Anthony will not be joining Towergate, however.

A spokesman for Gallagher said: “We expected some individuals to leave the business and whilst that is unfortunate, our priority focus is our customers and the remaining 6,500 loyal and hard-working team members that look after their risk needs on a daily basis.”

Anthony joined Gallagher in 2008 when it bought OIM, then known as Oxygen Insurance Managers, from broking group Oxygen.

Before Oxygen, Anthony was a director of Lloyd’s insurer DP Mann Insurance Services, latterly Faraday Insurance Services, where he oversaw the UK household, personal accident and travel and UK liability business.

He started his career at QBE in 1988.

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