RSA announces talented new Broker Leader Programme intake

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RSA, one of the UK’s leading commercial insurers, has launched its Broker Leader Programme for the fourth-year running by welcoming on board a new cohort of 10 up-and-coming brokers.

The intensive seven-month programme is CPD accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute. It enables 10 future leaders from some of RSA’s key broking partners to take part in management and leadership training, tailored specifically for the general insurance market.

The course is designed to support the individuals in their careers, helping to equip them with strong skills in areas such as strategy, business planning, HR, talent management and financial management.

Each broker is partnered with a different member of the RSA leadership team who mentors them and acts as a supportive sounding board throughout the course. To ensure the programme is entirely relevant and practical, each candidate brings into the programme a live project from their brokerage. They continue to work on this business issue, applying the skills they learn from the programme in real time. The programme runs until April 2019 when the brokers will present their business plans for feedback and support by a panel consisting of RSA executives as well as a sponsor from their own broking firm.

This year’s RSA Broker Leader Programme group includes:

  • Nick Ellis - Alan & Thomas Insurance
  • Laura Davies - Aston Lark
  • Allan Wheeldon - Towergate
  • Philippa Leake - Towergate
  • Paul Worton - Jelf
  • Marsha Matthew - SEIB
  • Paul Huntley - Erskine Murray
  • Amy King - Basil Fry
  • Joe Perry - Sutton Wilson
  • Emma Tildesley - Howden
From left to right: Allan Wheeldon, Paul Worton, Marsha Matthew, Amy King, Nick Ellis, Laura Davies, Paul Huntley, Philippa Leake, Emma Tildesley, Joe Perry.

Rob Gibbs, Managing Director, Commercial Risk Solutions, RSA, said:

“We are excited to welcome such a talented pool of candidates to the fourth year of our Broker Leader Programme. I have no doubt that these talented brokers will make the most of the opportunity to build their personal networks, learn from experts and peers, and work towards achieving their ultimate career goals. ”

Lee Mooney, UK Regions Director for RSA’s Commercial Risks Solutions said:

“We are committed to maintaining and growing long term partnerships with brokers by supporting the development and retention of their talented future leaders. As well as fostering lasting relationships with brokers, the Programme provides training and development for both our own people and our partners, upholding RSA’s commitment to personal development.”

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About RSA Insurance Group plc

With a 300-year heritage, RSA is a multinational quoted insurance group. RSA operates three core business segments: Canada, Scandinavia and UK & International; and has the capability to write business in over 100 countries. RSA has around 12,600 employees with net written premiums of £6.7 billion in 2017.

About the Broker Leader Programme

The RSA Broker Leader Programme (previously known as the Platinum Broker Leader Programme) has been recognised by leading industry awards: British Insurance Awards Investing in the Profession finalist (2017) and shortlisted for the Insurance Times Excellence in Training (December 2017). Find out about last year’s cohort here.