Partners& has announced the appointment of Aaron Devitt to managing partner, North and Midlands.
Devitt will report to the firm’s CEO, Phil Barton, and will also join the group’s executive committee.
He joins the company from Travelers, where he has been COO for Europe since 2016, where he oversaw distribution, IT, marketing, operations and strategy.
Prior to that, he spent 26 years in the British, Irish and Scandinavian insurance markets, where he managed businesses spanning commercial, financial and personal lines, including managing director of Codan Insurance Denmark.
Devitt said: “The opportunity to work with and bring together like minded professionals who share our values was too good to miss.
“I’m looking forward to connecting my experience of the broking market from the insurer side where I’ve learned about what great broking can do for a client – and sadly, what poor broking can do too.”
Barton added: “Aaron’s experience and insight will bring a different perspective and build on our thinking.
“We believe the era of the confrontational relationship with insurers is over – we’re challenging the status quo and looking for the common ground to collaborate effectively with insurers, all for the benefit of the client.”