BLW Appoints Main Board Director

BLW is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Gilbert as a main board director, subject to regulatory approval.

Mark joins BLW on 25th November 2022 and will focus on developing the company’s schemes and corporate business.

Mark has over 38 years of experience in the insurance industry, all of which has been spent in the London Market. He has worked across several businesses including Stafford Knight, Towergate, and Apex Insurance Services Ltd.

Mark joins BLW from Apex Insurance Services where he has held the post of Divisional Director since 2007. In this role he was responsible for the management of Security Industries Specialist Services and Assist Insurance Solutions, a specialist division of Apex Insurance Services Ltd.

Prior to that, from 2000, Mark held the role of London Markets Director at Towergate where he was responsible for the Group’s placements into Lloyd’s and the London Market. Mark was promoted to the Board of Directors in 2003. He remained in situ throughout the acquisitions made by Towergate including that of Stafford Knight in 2000, where he had worked since 1991 as a Divisional Director responsible for leading the Lloyd’s placements, and that of Edgar Hamilton in 2004.

Earlier in his career, Mark gained experience in a variety of roles at Richards Longstaff & Co, Sedgewick International, and CT Bowring Reinsurance.

Brett Sainty, CEO of BLW, commented; “Mark brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles in the insurance industry to our company. Mark is an absolute stalwart of the London Market and this appointment is a clear indicator of the ambitious plans that we have for BLW.

Mark’s appointment is pivotal to the next phase of the development of BLW and its Lloyd’s broking services.

I offer my personal congratulations to Mark on his appointment. Mark profoundly shares BLW’s values and I am excited about the many opportunities that his appointment will bring for BLW and its partners.”

Mark Gilbert

In light of his appointment, Mark said; “I am so pleased to be joining the BLW Board of Directors and am delighted to be able to help maximise the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Having previously worked with Brett Sainty and Mark Greenwood at Towergate, I share their passion and vision for creating valuable and trusted insurance solutions for our customers. I really look forward to working with the Board and the team at BLW and to the start of this exciting new chapter in my career.”

You can read about Mark’s appointment in this recent article in Insurance Age.