Consilium, the international reinsurance broker, and part of the Aventum Group, has appointed Lee Raikes to business development manager (BDM) in the UK for the South.
With 14 years’ experience in the insurance market, Raikes joins from Citynet Insurance Brokers where he was a development executive for the last two years. Before that, he was a development executive for COBRA London Markets for nearly four years.
The firm said he also has experience of both underwriting and broking; he spent three years as an underwriter specialising in sports and leisure for Sports cover and worked with several brokers including four years with broker FSJ Broking, specialising in commercial general insurance and sports and leisure.
Consilium added that with 25% growth year-on-year for the last five years, the firm now places over $400m (£295m) of premium into Lloyd’s and the London Market.
Matt Pini, MD at Consilium, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lee to Consilium and the Aventum family. He’s a talented and proactive BDM with a huge amount of energy and a growing reputation in the market.
“Having worked on both the broking and underwriting side of the fence, as well as coming to us with years of experience in business development, he has a good understanding of the needs and challenges that brokers face and the right blend of skills to deliver exemplary service to our broker partners.”
He added: “We are keen to stay one step ahead of the market to ensure we continue to offer personal support to our broker partners whilst also capitalising on potential market growth.
“In the current market environment, brokers need our support now more than ever, so it’s vital that we have such a strong business development team covering all parts of the UK. I’m delighted that as a group we continue to appeal to the best talent in the market.”