Horton will succeed head of Great Britain for WTW, Nicolas Aubert

PIB Lloyd's

Andrew Horton, chief executive of Beazley, has been appointed the new chair of the London Market Group (LMG), effective May 4, 2018.

Horton will replace Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain for Willis Towers Watson (WTW), who has held the role for two years.

Aubert said: “The last two years have seen tremendous developments in our growth and modernisation agenda – with workstreams not only delivering tangible results against their objectives, but also leading the Market’s response with unexpected events such as Brexit. It has been a real privilege to work with so many colleagues across the market, all dedicated to maintaining London’s position as a global centre for re/insurance.”

As incoming chair, Horton added: “The challenges facing our market are not diminishing, but I am excited that our sense of collective purpose and action is delivering genuine benefits and I very much look forward to working with all sectors of the market to grow and enhance London’s position and reputation.”