Norrie Erwin replaces Paul Muir who will become chairman

Westinsure managing director Norrie Erwin has left the Gallagher-owned network to join 1 Answer Network as managing director.

Erwin was also the strategic development director for Compass Broker Services, which incorporates networks Westinsure and Select.

He will replace Paul Muir at 1 Answer who will become chairman.

Muir said: “Norrie brings with him a wealth of general insurance knowledge and expertise covering sales, major account management, distribution and strategy.

“He has the ability to build and initiate market-leading business partnerships and associated teams that deliver results to the bottom line. He is a high calibre appointment and I look forward to working with him to deliver our long-term strategic aims.”

“And the focus of his experience in recent years at the heart of broker businesses makes him the perfect fit for the next stage in 1 Answer Network’s development.”

Compass was sold to Arthur J Gallagher as part of the £233m acquisition of Giles in November 2013.

Select which was set up in January 2013, looks after larger brokers, while Westinsure looks after brokers with around £1.75m to £3m GWP.

On his new appointment Erwin said: “At this stage in my career it’s an exciting prospect to be leading a dynamic and ambitious business that is a true alliance of ‘like-minded’ brokers who are prospering in a highly competitive environment.

“We are completely committed to supporting Brokers and ensuring they have the tools to not only retain their independence but the ability to win new and retain existing clients with confidence.”

 “I’m looking forward to supporting the profitable growth of our members through the benefits 1 Answer Network can offer based on our ability to tailor products, services and solutions and provide bespoke access to some of the best systems available on the market.”