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Lockton Re adds Robert Bisset as chairman, global retrocession & property specialty

June 15, 2021

Lockton Re, the reinsurance division of the global broker, has announced the appointment of Robert Bisset as chairman, global retrocession and property specialty, Bermuda and market capital, subject to regulatory approval.

Bisset will also become a member of Lockton Re’s Global Executive Committee. Lockton Re states he joins a successful and active global retrocession team, further strengthened by his considerable reputation and market standing. 

Bisset most recently served as strategic growth leader for Aon Reinsurance UK where he focused on driving business development across the firm’s London based global businesses in addition to his retrocessional client responsibilities.

His career began at EW Blanch in 1994 in the US, before joining the EW Blanch Capital Markets division, which took him to London in 1998. Later in 2002 he relocated to Bermuda to assist in the creation of Benefield’s new Bermuda platform and later became CEP of Benfield, then Aon Benfield, Bermuda office. In 2013, he moved back to London in 2013 and led Aon’s global re specialty team as CEO from 2014 to 2019.

Tim Gardner, global chief executive officer (CEO), Lockton Re, said: “We are delighted Bob has joined Lockton Re, his enthusiasm for the business is testament to our culture, strategy and the great team we are building. Bob brings three decades of experience in the Industry, having worked in the US, Sydney, Bermuda and London, he has a unique and valuable market perspective.

“Bob will support the strategic growth of Lockton Re as we continue to garner great support from clients and markets across the reinsurance world.”

Keith Harrison, International CEO, Lockton Re, commented: “Bob is a great addition to our global team, he will be supporting the ongoing expansion of our Global Retrocession and Property Specialty offering as well as playing a key role in our new Bermuda operation and growing Market Capital capability.

“Bob will work with Lockton Re colleagues and clients across the business and will be based in our London office. I’m excited to be welcoming Bob to the business and our Management team.”

Nick Durant, North American CEO, Lockton Re, added: “In a relatively short period of time we have built a global reinsurance platform that is resonating with both global and regional clients. We are clearly focused on our next phase of growth and I look forward to working with Bob as we continue on this great journey.”