Harbour MD Sharon Brown appointed as a director of the MGAA

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Harbour Underwriting is delighted to announce Sharon Brown’s election to the Managing General Agent’s Association’s board of directors at its annual general meeting last week.

MGAA CEO Mike Keating said of the appointment of Sharon and fellow new director William Morris (director of underwriting delegated authority UK at HDI Global Specialty SE):

“Association members write over £6bn in gross written premium in the UK annually and represent one of the fastest-growing sectors of the UK insurance industry. The MGAA exists to promote and support this growth, relentlessly raise professional standards, drive engagement with brokers and support industry best practice – the addition of Sharon and Will to the board adds yet further strength and expert guidance to the association.”

Alongside Sharon and Will’s election, Marco Del Carlo, founder and CEO at XS Assure, and Lyndsey Thompson, founder and operations director at Incorporated Insurance Group (IIGL), were re-elected to the board for further four-year terms.

Sharon says: “I am thrilled to have been elected to the MGAA board of directors. Managing general agents play a hugely important role in the insurance industry, and it is vital they are represented in a way that recognises that role. I am particularly interested in advancing inclusivity in the insurance industry by embracing diversity, inspiring females and promoting a multi-generational and multi-cultural workforce. I will do everything in my powers as a board member to promote these objectives as well as advance the goals of the MGAA to drive innovation and high standards in the sector.”

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About Harbour Underwriting

Harbour Underwriting Limited (HUL) is one of the leading providers of commercial dispute insurance for claimants and defendants.

We provide After the Event insurance cover against the costs incurred in bringing or defending legal or arbitration proceedings in commercial disputes. We work with insurance brokers, law firms, funders and advisors to help their commercial clients mitigate the risk of litigation or arbitration. Harbour Underwriting helps brokers oversee their clients’ risk portfolios and demonstrate added value when they need it most.

We offer a range of ATE insurance products that are available at any stage of litigation, including adverse costs cover, own side disbursements cover, own side solicitor’s fees cover, anti-avoidance endorsements and deeds of indemnity to provide security for costs, appeals insurance, damages -based agreement (DBA) and conditional fee agreement (CFA) insurance.

Harbour Underwriting Limited (HUL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm reference number 939803) and is a Managing General Agent with full delegated authorities from A-rated carriers.

HUL’s underwriting team are highly experienced litigators who apply their expertise to tailor insurance solutions to our customer's needs.

HUL's sister company, Harbour Litigation Funding, is one of the largest privately-owned litigation funders in the world.

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