Global Risk Partners has appointed Dan Berry as chief underwriting officer (CUO) for its underwriting division.
In his new role, Berry will report to Clive Nathan, CEO Underwriting. He will be responsible for the oversight of data and analytics to drive risk selection, market-leading underwriting and product innovation, using technology to further develop GRP’s digital capability. Berry will also work with GRP’s insurer partners to develop long term sustainable relationships.
Berry joins the firms from insurTech start-up Coverly Ltd, where he served as underwriting and pricing director. Prior to that he spent four years as head of underwriting (London) at Aspen Risk Management. He has also held underwriting roles at W/R/B (part of the W R Berkeley Corporation), AML and Evergreen Underwriting services in London.
Nathan said: “Dan is a highly experienced manager of underwriting portfolios who will add significant expertise to the business.
At GRP Underwriting we are already using digital practices in order to marry our strong underwriting tradition with the advantages of technology and data analysis, which will be a key factor in the future success of our business.”
Berry said: “GRP Underwriting is already one of the largest MGAs in the UK, and I’m excited to be joining a business with ambitious growth targets, a clear vision and the financial backing to make that vision happen.
GRP Underwriting has a proven track record under Clive’s leadership and is well-positioned to continue to deliver outstanding service to our broker partners and their customers combined with excellent results for our insurer partners.
“I look forward to playing a leading role in achieving the long-term strategic ambitions of GRP Underwriting.”