Sullivan Appointed Chairman of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

October 6, 2014

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Martin Sullivan as a director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Group, effective immediately.

“He takes over from Frank Witthun, who has stepped down after eight years in the post, during which time he oversaw a significant number of strategic projects including Lightyear Capital’s investment in CGSC,” said the announcement. “He will continue to support the Group on a consultancy basis.”

Sullivan has been Non-Executive Chairman of CGSC Delaware, the main board for the Group’s North American operations, since October 2013. He has also held numerous senior and high profile roles in the re/insurance industry, including Chairman of Antares Holding & subsidiary companies, Deputy Chairman of Willis Group Holdings Plc and President and CEO of AIG Inc.

CGSC Group CEO Toby Esser commented: “Martin will make an excellent chairman of the CGSC Group. His experience and knowledge of our industry are exceptional and will undoubtedly impact all of our businesses. We look forward to his input as we continue to grow CGSC and deliver the best possible service to our clients.”

Esser also described Witthun as a dedicated and able Chairman; indicating that “his guidance has been greatly appreciated by both the Board and me personally. We thank him for his valuable services to CGSC.”

Source: Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC)

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