RSA's Broker Leader Programme 2019 launches

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RSA has launched its 2019 Broker Leader Programme by welcoming 12 new up-and-coming brokers on to the programme

The training course, now in its fifth year, is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and enables future leaders from RSA’s key broking partners to take part in management and leadership training, tailored to the general insurance market.

The intensive seven-month programme, has now welcomed over 50 brokers, since its inception in 2015. The course is designed to support the brokers in their careers, helping to equip them with skills in areas such as talent; financial; sales and relationship management, as well as strategy and business planning.

Each broker is partnered with a senior RSA employee who mentors them throughout the course. To ensure the programme is relevant and practical, each candidate brings a live project from their brokerage, applying the skills they learn in real time. The course runs until March 2020 when the brokers will present their business plans for feedback and support from a panel consisting of RSA executives as well as a sponsor from their own broking firm.

The 2019/2020 RSA Broker Leader Programme cohort are:

  • Dean Luce, Sutton Winson
  • Tristan Lennox-Gentle, The Medical Insurance Advisory Bureau
  • Kelly Simmons, Basil Fry
  • Samual Jackson, Towergate
  • Jordane Dobbins, Towergate
  • Marie Clay, BHIB Insurance Brokers
  • Chelsea Boekbinder, Aston Lark
  • Charlotte Eggleton, Higos Insurance Services
  • Amie Jones, Legal Insurance Management
  • David Plowman, Erskine Murray
  • Matthew Whitehurst, Jelf
  • Ramzan Ghafoor, MRIB Group.

Rob Gibbs, managing director, RSA Commercial Lines said:

“We are delighted to welcome another group of extremely talented individuals on to this year’s Broker Leader Programme. The programme started in 2015 and we are extremely proud of how it has developed and more importantly how it has helped a significant number of brokers progress and advance in their careers. We are committed, more than ever, to maintaining and forging long term relationships with brokers and the programme is one sign of our commitment to this.”

Paul Huntley, head of private clients, Erskine Murray, and a participant on last year’s programme, said:

“The skills and knowledge that I have learnt during the programme with RSA will be invaluable as I progress my career and develop as a leader. The Broker Leader Programme is a fantastic course with a great group of other like-minded brokers. Since finishing the course my career has taken a step forwards and the skill set learnt on the course has enabled me to take on additional challenges with confidence. The course is hard work but the support and guidance you receive from RSA is fantastic.”