Charles Taylor appoints new CEO

Charles Taylor has announced the appointment of Rob Brown as its new group CEO.

The services and technology solutions provider to insurers said that Brown is a “transformative leader” in the industry, having been responsible for “steering” large global insurance businesses. 

Brown brings with him a “deep insurance knowledge”, having previously worked as an underwriter, a broker and a manager, building an “excellent reputation for leadership, through concentrated focus on clients, people and communications”.

In his previous role as CEO of AXA global corporate solutions, Brown was responsible for 1,500 employees globally over a four-year period. During his tenure, he oversaw the expansion of the business’ product solutions and client base.

Prior to his role at AXA, Brown spent 15 years at Aon in a variety of senior leadership roles, including a four-year tenure as CEO of Aon UK. He has also acted as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, EMEA, leading a team across 50 countries.

In addition, Brown has also held underwriting roles in commercial lines at global insurance carriers, including Zurich and AIG.

Edward Creasy, chairman of Charles Taylor, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to Charles Taylor. 

“He is a highly regarded CEO with impressive insurance experience at the board and executive level within major insurance market organisations and an outstanding leader of people.” 

He added: “Above all he is a great cultural fit for our organization having also spent time in multiple markets around the world in people-focused businesses.

“We are confident that under his operational and strategic guidance Charles Taylor will continue to grow its distinctive market position as the provider of professional services and technology solutions supporting every stage of the insurance lifecycle and operating model.”

Brown said: “The insurance industry increasingly relies on first class providers of services and solutions to access expertise and operational capacity, and to help market participants across the world deliver what their clients want. 

“I believe that this will be truer than ever over the coming years as current market conditions drive more rapid operating model change.” 

He added: “Charles Taylor has an outstanding reputation for superior client service and a great culture. I’m excited to be joining the team and to listen, learning and add value as we collectively deliver the next chapter of Charles Taylor’s success.”

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