Brown & Brown-owned Global Risk Partners (GRP) has nominated Barry Driscoll as the new chief trading officer (CTO) for its underwriting division, a newly created role.
Driscoll joins GRP from Zurich, where he stayed for 19 years. During his time with the insurance giant, he served in various roles – from key account manager to national sales performance and initiatives director.
In his new role, effective January 1, 2023, Driscoll has a wide-ranging brief – including driving sales and retention for the division, managing broker relationships, overseeing commerce strategy, leading the trading teams, and building a market-leading product development function.
Driscoll reports to underwriting CEO Clive Nathan, who commented a senior position demands a high-caliber individual, and for that reason, we’re very fortunate that Barry has accepted the role. He is a highly skilled insurance executive with a long track record of accomplishment at Zurich.
“His knowledge and market connectivity will be of huge value as we aim to speed up growth in the underwriting division next year, both organically and inorganically.”
Driscoll said: “Clive painted a compelling picture of the opportunity at GRP, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in taking an already prosperous team to a new level. The acquisition of GRP by Brown & Brown has put the business in a unique position, and I’m delighted to be joining such a winning team.”
The appointment for the new role follows GRP-owned insurance dealer network Hedron Network’s (Hedron) recent announcement of a new CEO.