Broker takes James Venton from Gallagher and Tom Morley from RK Harrison

Broking group Miller has hired James Venton and Tom Morley to its London-based property team.

The pair will help drive the expansion of Miller’s US property facultative reinsurance book.

Venton joins Miller from Arthur J Gallagher, while Tom Morley joins the company after nine years at RK Harrison.

Venton is a specialist in the production and servicing of property insurance with a strong emphasis on managing catastrophe exposures.

Morley a specialist in the placement of North American open market property coverage across several industries including food and beverages, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. He has also previosuly handled terrorism coverage.

Miller board member Gary Clark said: “The market for US facultative property is set to flourish in the next few years and we are well positioned to capitalise on this trend having built up strong and long-standing relationships with likeminded independent US brokers.

“London is regarded as a key market for specialist US risks and Tom and James add quality to our highly regarded team.”