FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Donovan Nowell has joined Beazley as head of broker relations, west region. In this capacity he will be responsible for developing Beazley's broker relationships and overseeing the company's distribution strategy throughout the region.
Mr Nowell brings almost 20 years of insurance industry experience to the role, working in senior capacities for both broking and underwriting businesses. He served most recently as director and executive vice president, carrier relations at Willis, where he was responsible for managing the firm's carrier relationships throughout North America. At Willis, he also focused on the creation of carrier panels specializing in key business lines and industries.
In his new role at Beazley, Mr Nowell has relocated from New York to Los Angeles, the newest of Beazley's six hub offices in the US. As Los Angeles head of office, Mr Nowell will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of the office, which currently comprises underwriting teams focusing on healthcare, management liability, environmental, technology E &O and data breach risk, and excess and surplus lines commercial property.
King Flynn, Beazley's head of broker relations, US, said: "Strong broker relationships, combined with the expertise of our underwriters and claims professionals, have been key to the success of Beazley in the United States. Donovan's understanding of brokers' needs and ability to identify mutually attractive business opportunities are second to none. I am delighted to welcome him to Beazley."
Dan Jones, director, market relations, at Beazley said: "Our US business has strong momentum. Premiums generated by Beazley's US underwriters in the United States rose by 25% in the first half of this year. Donovan's sales skills will be invaluable to us as we continue to target profitable growth in the US."
CONTACT: Beazley Group King Flynn 860 677 3711