10 October 2018

LMA appoints Andrew Brooks as next Chairman

Andrew Brooks, Chief Executive Officer of Ascot Underwriting Ltd., has been appointed the next Chairman of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) with effect from 1 January 2019.

Mr Brooks, who has served on the LMA Board as a member since 2012, will succeed Neil Maidment, who will be retiring as Chairman at the end of the year.

Mr Brooks said: “I am honoured to be appointed LMA Chairman and will seek to build on Neil’s successful work in ensuring that the LMA effectively represents the interests of Lloyd’s managing agents.

“I am looking forward to working with Sheila Cameron [who begins her role as LMA’s CEO from 07 January] to influence Lloyd’s strategy on behalf of the LMA membership. I am also keen to see market modernisation delivered effectively and for the LMA to continue to play a vital role providing technical support to the underwriting community.”

David Gittings, Chief Executive of LMA, said: “I am delighted  to welcome Andrew as our new Chairman. With around 30 years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market, and six years as an LMA Board member, he is well placed to lead the LMA Board so as to best serve the interests of our members.

“I would like to thank Neil Maidment for his vital contribution as a Board member since 2011, including his three-year tenure as our Chairman, and also for his contribution to the market”.” 

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Notes to Editors

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James Milne, Head of Communications
Lloyd’s Market Association
T 020 7327 8405

About the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA)

Formed in 2001 and located in the heart of the Lloyd’s Building in the City of London, the Lloyd's Market Association represents the interests of the Lloyd’s underwriting community. All underwriting businesses at Lloyd’s are members, together managing gross premium income of around £32billion per annum.