MGAA Appoints Comerford as First General Manager

June 15, 2012

The UK’s Managing General Agents Association announced the appointment of Jane Comerford as General Manager. She will be responsible for all operational aspects of the Association’s activities, and will work closely with the MGAA’s Board on the formulation of strategy and managing its implementation.

“A key part of her role will be to grow the Association’s membership base, and to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of relevant market and other information to existing and new members of the MGAA,” said the bulletin.

MGAA Chairman Reg Brown noted that Comerford has “already demonstrated her operational and management expertise by supporting the establishment of the Association and delivering an effective structure to support the growing membership.

“The Board and I are delighted to formally welcome Jane as our first General Manager. Her combination of insurance industry experience and a strong understanding of the needs of MGAs will be crucial as we build on our successes to date by expanding the membership, and the support we provide them.”

Comerford started her career in insurance as a broker specializing in Professional Indemnity Insurance for Lloyd’s brokers, working with firms such as Willis. She became an underwriter and held roles including Vice President of Liberty Mutual (UK) and was one of the first members of the senior management team that launched Arch Capital Group’s European operation, Arch Insurance Company (Europe) based in London.

She returned to broking as COO of Lloyd’s broker Paragon International before joining the senior management team of Thistle Insurance Services, an underwriting agency owned by the JLT Group.

The MGAA was officially launched on September 1, 2011. It is currently supported by 44 full members underwriting in excess of £1.30 billion [over $2 billion] of gross written premiums, 16 insurer members and 19 supplier members.

Source: Managing General Agents Association

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