Specialist independent Lloyd’s broker Oneglobal Broking (formerly SSL Endeavour) has announced the appointment of Vanessa Macdonald-Smith as executive director, responsible for Direct and Facultative (D&F).
Macdonald-Smith will join the Group Executive Committee and will report to Oneglobal’s CEO, Mike Reynolds.
Oneglobal states that the appointment will accelerate the build out of the firm’s D&F capability around the globe with a number of specialists expected to join the team in the coming months.
Macdonald-Smith brings more than three decades of international experience and extensive long-term client and market relationships.
Prior to joining Oneglobal she was CEO of JLT Facultative and has also held senior positions at Willis Towers Watson and Benfield Corporate Risks (Aon Benfield).
Mike Reynolds, CEO Oneglobal commented: “Direct and Facultative insurance design and placement capability is a crucial element of our client offering and our clients need the highest quality broker expertise to craft comprehensive risk management solutions utilising D&F placements.
Vanessa is an outstanding insurance leader who understands the needs of clients in this critical area. She is an inspiring leader of broking professionals and as an Executive Director, will be an advocate for clients and inspire the Oneglobal team as we grow our business together.”
Macdonald-Smith added: “Oneglobal is an exciting and inspiring broking organisation that puts clients at the heart of everything it does. This approach has been lost by many broking firms and I’m looking forward to bringing superior service and market access back to clients around the globe. Over time I know that openminded individuals with the right expertise and that share our values will want to join us as we drive the client agenda forward in the D&F space.”