Brunel Professions, indemnity insurance specialists, have expanded its senior team with the appointment of Wesley Richards as divisional director of London Markets.
In his role, Richards will be responsible for the London market broking strategy and insurer relationships.
Prior to his appointment, Richards led the financial lines broking team at Miller Insurance Services LLP. As a senior broking director within the financial lines market, Richards has 25 years of London market experience.
With experience in building “strong relationships” with insurers and extensive placement experience, his appointment comes as Brunel plans to grow its company.
Richards will report to Dylan Hughes, managing director of Brunel Professions.
Richards said: “I’m delighted to be joining Brunel Professions as the business looks to expand on its considerable success. With their ambition to be the pre-eminent professional indemnity broker and the backing of Aston Lark, who continue to invest heavily in their specialist brokers, I could not have joined at a better time.”
Hughes said: “The professional indemnity sector has experienced a shift in capacity and a correction in rates across the entire market, which presents a wealth of opportunities for Brunel Professions. With this in mind, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Wesley to the team.”