9 June 2021

Aston Lark hires Marsh Regional Director as Director of Incepta

By Aston Lark

Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, today announces the appointment of Robert Beere as Director of Lloyd’s Broker, Incepta. This is a statement of intent from Aston Lark as they continue to build out their London Market capability, particularly in the areas of property, casualty and terrorism.

Well known in the insurance market and with 23 years’ experience, Robert is a Lloyd’s and London Market broker specialising in property and package business. He joins Aston Lark from JLT/Marsh, where he has spent the past 15 years of his career, most recently as Regional Director for London Market Risks. Prior to that, he spent four years as a property insurance broker for Aon.

Acquired by the Aston Lark Group in August 2020, Incepta is an established Lloyd’s Wholesale Broker with an appetite for UK commercial business developed through successful underwriting binders as well as effective open market broking. Incepta specialises in providing property, casualty and professional indemnity solutions in the London Market to regional brokers, with a focus on high service standards and market expertise.

Current Incepta Directors Paul Smith and Clive Gilbert will be exiting the business in the summer. Robert will therefore be joining James Hancock and will be tasked with driving the group’s London Market property and casualty business forward, both in terms of supporting the group’s own placement requirements and expanding third-party wholesale broker distribution.

Stuart Rootham, Aston Lark Group MD, said: “We are excited for Rob to be joining the Incepta team in November. As part of our overall growth vision, Aston Lark has significant ambitions for our London Market capability. It’s an important pillar of our offering and we will continue to hire experienced talent and seek further acquisitions to build on the expertise and strength already provided by Incepta, Brunel Professions and Protean Risks.”

Rob added: “I’m delighted to be joining the Incepta team and wider Aston Lark Group. After a long and successful career with Jardine Lloyd Thompson and subsequently Marsh, I’m excited to now be taking on a new challenge, helping Aston Lark deliver on their bold London Market ambitions.”

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