Matthew Hartigan appointed Managing Director of Higos Insurance Services LtdMonday 11th June 2018
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Higos Insurance Services has announced the appointment of Matthew Hartigan as Managing Director with immediate effect. Matthew takes over from interim Managing Director Neil Thornton, who has overseen Higos since Ian Gosden’s retirement earlier this year.
Matthew has 26 years of experience in the insurance industry having started his career as an underwriter at Royal and Sun Alliance in 1992 and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Insurer.
Matthew joins Higos from Zurich where he held various branch management roles and most recently ran the corporate business strategy across the UK.
Mike Bruce, GRP’s CEO Broking, said: “I am delighted Matthew has chosen to join us from Zurich, where he has been Head of Regional Market for the South West, Midlands and Wales. As a result, he has deep knowledge and experience of Higos’ local market and is a high-quality signing for us.”
“Matthew brings with him 26 years in underwriting, broking, sales and branch leadership, and his thorough understanding of the UK insurance market makes him the right choice to lead Higos successfully through the next stage of its journey.”
Matthew said: “I am proud and excited by the opportunity to build on the recent progress made by Neil and the management team. Higos is a prime example of how brokers can thrive and prosper as part of a bigger group in GRP; yet retain their independent identity. My mandate is to grow Higos by building a strategic partnership with our insurers that delivers value for our insurer partners, our clients and our parent company.”
“My experience from working for both insurers and brokers, has taught me that the best possible outcome for clients is through all stakeholders working together, and I plan to bring that operating ethos to Higos.”