Charles Taylor brings in new group CEO


After a sale and a board shake-up earlier this year that saw several key leaders, including the group CEO, step down, Charles Taylor has filled the top leadership post.

Industry veteran Rob Brown will be stepping into the shoes left by David Marock in April. Brown has more than 30 years of leadership experience steering global insurance businesses towards success. According to a press release, Brown was selected from an international pool of candidates, and brings to the position deep expertise developed from years in roles that have included broker, manager, and underwriter.

Brown was previously CEO of AXA Global Corporate Solutions for four years, where he was responsible for 1,500 employees globally, and helped the business expand its product solutions and clientele. Before AXA, Brown spent 15 years at Aon in various senior leadership roles in the UK and EMEA, including a four-year stint as CEO of Aon UK. He has also been the CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, EMEA, where he oversaw 15,000 employees across 50 countries, as well as holding underwriting roles in commercial lines at Zurich and AIG. 

“We are delighted to welcome Rob to Charles Taylor,” said Edward Creasy, chairman of Charles Taylor, in a press release. “He is a highly regarded CEO with impressive insurance experience at the board and executive level within major insurance market organisations and an outstanding leader of people. Above all he is a great cultural fit for our organisation having also spent time in multiple markets around the world in people-focused businesses.”

Brown added: “The insurance industry increasingly relies on first class providers of services and solutions to access expertise and operational capacity, and to help market participants across the world deliver what their clients want. I believe that this will be truer than ever over the coming years as current market conditions drive more rapid operating model change. Charles Taylor has an outstanding reputation for superior client service and a great culture. I’m excited to be joining the team and to listening, learning and adding value as we collectively deliver the next chapter of Charles Taylor’s success.”  

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