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McGill and Partners appoints a series of key hires within treaty team

September 07, 2020

McGill and Partners, a specialist boutique insurance firm, has made a series of key appointments within its treaty team expanding the team to 34 members, including Angus Milgate as head of treaty reinsurance, joining in September 2020.

Milgate brings over three decades of experience across reinsurance broking and leadership roles in both London and Asia. Most recently he was head of UK and Ireland for Aon’s Reinsurance division.

Over the last six months, McGill and Partners reinsurance division has added 22 new hires, helping to meet the growing demand for placement of complex risk in a hardening market.

The treaty team works closely with the Facultative team, which has been led by Paul Summers since he joined in April as head of global facultative reinsurance. Summers previously led the facultative reinsurance businesses at both Guy Carpenter and Aon.

A number of other senior hires have been made in recent months including Dan Baily who will join as partner focusing on Retro and industry loss warranties, Simon Coles, also joins as partner with multi-class experience including property, motor and casualty; Stewart Smith, who joined as a partner specialising in Casualty; and Bob Mellor, who will join the firm soon as a partner with a focus on Property.

John Lloyd, chairman of McGill and Partners, who has helped oversee the build out of the team said: “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.”