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THB group appoints Matthew Crane as CEO

Insurance broker THB has announced the appointment of Matthew Crane as its new chief executive officer.

Crane succeeds Frank Murphy, who has served as CEO of the group since 2009, who remains on the executive committee and transitions into a new role as senior strategic advisor.

Crane has held several senior management positions at QBE Insurance Group PLC and most recently served as executive director, market management for QBE, where he was responsible for sales, distribution, client management, and risk management for all QBE Europe insurance activities. 

He began his career at Ensign Syndicate 980 serving in a variety of roles, including deputy underwriter. 

Scott Purviance, chief executive officer of Amwin, said: “Based on his vast underwriting expertise, established industry relationships, and extensive experience in the London and European markets, we believe that Matt is the ideal candidate to lead THB and our International division. 

“Matt will continue our journey of building the best independent London platform and specialty (re)insurance businesses in key markets worldwide.”

Murphy added: “I am delighted to welcome Matt and, having had the privilege of leading our London and International operations for 11 years, I look forward to my new role and to supporting Matt as he takes the business to the next level.”

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