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SSL Endeavour appoints new CEO & deputy chair

April 06, 2020

Specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert SSL Endeavour has added Mike Reynolds as group CEO. Current group CEO of SSL Endeavour David Lawrence has been appointed as group deputy chairman, both effective immediately.

Reynolds joins the business with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles within the (re)insurance sector. He most recently served as CEO of JLT Re and prior to this held the position of group finance director of JLT Group plc. He has also held chief financial officer roles at ACE Europe and Aon Benfield.

Lawrence’s new position of group deputy chairman will allow him to focus on continuing to manage and expand the businesses production portfolio. He will have a specific focus on the existing wholesale business in North America and the development of the company’s overseas platforms.

Jonathan Palmer-Brown, chairman of SSL Endeavour, commented: “SSL Endeavour is privileged to have an outstanding team of brokers and professionals focused on the well-being of their clients as we all face challenging times.

“I am pleased to welcome Mike to lead this team; I am confident that he will bring energy and determination to inspire and nurture our client relationships as well as our colleagues as we all work towards one common goal. I’d also like to thank David for his leadership and am looking forward to working with him on building our future.”

Lawrence said: “I would personally like to welcome Mike Reynolds to our business and I look forward to working with him to build on SSL Endeavour’s previous successes.”

While Reynolds added: “I am committed to seeing SSL Endeavour deliver excellent service to our client base. With the support of Jonathan Palmer-Brown and David Lawrence combined with our outstanding team, I am excited about the future of SSL Endeavour.”