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GRP appoints chief underwriting officer

Global Risk Partners (GRP) Underwriting Division has appointed Dan Berry as its new chief underwriting officer (CUO), reporting to Clive Nathan, CEO of Underwriting.

GRP Underwriting consists of a portfolio of eight MGAs distributing specialist and “niche” personal and commercial lines products. The portfolio currently controls over £140m GWP.

His responsibilities will include the oversight of data and analytics to drive risk selection, market-leading underwriting and product innovation, as well as using technology to further develop GRP’s digital capability.

He will also work with GRP’s insurer partners to develop long term, sustainable relationships.

Nathan said: “Dan is a highly experienced manager of underwriting portfolios who will add significant expertise to the business.

“At GRP Underwriting we are already using digital practices in order to marry our strong underwriting tradition with the advantages of technology and data analysis, which will be a key factor in the future success of our business.”

Berry said: “GRP Underwriting is already one of the largest MGAs in the UK, and I’m excited to be joining a business with ambitious growth targets, a clear vision and the financial backing to make that vision happen.

GRP Underwriting has a proven track record under Clive’s leadership and is well-positioned to continue to deliver outstanding service to our broker partners and their customers combined with excellent results for our insurer partners.”

He added: “I look forward to playing a leading role in achieving the long-term strategic ambitions of GRP Underwriting.”

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