McGill and Partners strengthens Treaty Reinsurance team with raft of hires


Angus Milgate to join in September to head up the fast-growing Treaty team

Current total of 34 specialists across the Treaty and Facultative Reinsurance teams, with further hires planned as part of an expansive talent acquisition strategy

McGill and Partners, the specialist boutique broker, has made several impressive hires in its Treaty team as the business continues to experience significant growth.

In the last six months alone, the whole Reinsurance division has added 22 specialists to an already 12-strong team. This talent acquisition strategy has helped the team to meet growing demand for placement of complex risk in a hardening market.

Angus Milgate, formerly Head of UK and Ireland for Aon’s Reinsurance division, will join McGill and Partners as Head of Treaty Reinsurance in September. Angus has 33 years’ experience in a variety of broking leadership roles in both London and Asia.

The Treaty team will complement the quickly established Facultative team which has been led by Paul Summers since he joined in April as Head of Global Facultative Reinsurance. He previously led successful global Facultative Reinsurance businesses at both Guy Carpenter and Aon over the preceding 10 years.

As part of McGill and Partners unique culture, which concentrates on a ‘one P&L’ approach to remove silos, both teams are working closely together and with the other 6 specialty teams at the firm.

Other recent senior hires in the Treaty Reinsurance team from across the industry include:

  • Simon Coles, who recently joined as a Partner with multi-class experience including Property, Motor and Specialty
  • Stewart Smith, who recently joined as a Partner specialising in Casualty
  • Dan Bailey, who soon joins as a Partner with a focus on Retro and ILW with both traditional and capital markets
  • Bob Mellor, who soon joins as a Partner with a focus on Property

The team has already enjoyed early success in Marine and Property Retro and plans to continue building out expertise across a range of different classes. In support, they already have a qualified actuary on board and a Head of Claims lands in December.

John Lloyd, Chairman of McGill and Partners, who has helped oversee the build of the division comments: “It is testament to the bold ambitions of McGill and Partners that we have secured such an impressive roster of talent in our Reinsurance team. The market is in a phase of transition, and the last few months have made the case for an innovative approach to placing complex risks. With Paul and Angus at the helm of Facultative and Treaty respectively, the Reinsurance team is well-placed to continue to grow and take on new clients as we move into the last quarter of 2020 and into 2021.”