SSL Endeavor announces managementshake-up when MD is closedLloyd's independent Lloyd's broker and managing authority SSL Endeavor, which has operations across North America, has implemented an executive reallocation amid the departure of Managing Director Karen Allen.

Now that the MD is leaving the company to focus on other opportunities – after coming to Howden UK Group Limited last October – SSL Endeavor announced that executive chairman David Lawrence will become the group leader. He is responsible for the company that came to life when Endeavor Insurance Services and SSL Insurance Group merged last year.

In the meantime, Roger Spicer retires as CEO of SSL Insurance and focuses exclusively on clients in his new capacity as director of business development. In addition, marine director and broking head Gillian Martin as maritime managing director.

"I am pleased to welcome Gillian to the management team as managing director of marine, her expertise is impressive and her team will benefit from her leadership and insight into the future," said Lawrence. "At the same time, I thank Karen Allen for all the hard work she has done during her time and I wish her every success for the future.

"I am also very pleased that SSL Endeavor will continue to benefit from the in-depth knowledge of Roger Spicer and a well-established network in the maritime sector as a director of marine business development." Its focus on generating and maintaining new customers is central to helping SSL Endeavor to maintain stability and growth while continuing our integration. "

Starting next month, the combined London-based, 86-member team will operate from the Endeavor headquarters in Bevis Marks.

"One of the great advantages of the innovative merger of SSL and Endeavor gave us the flexibility and flexibility to think ahead with our combined companies and thereby provide the opportunity to optimally use the entrepreneurial talent of our leadership team," said the Group CEO.

"As we move forward with our group integration, it is vital to focus on the needs of our customers and on a smooth and stable transition to an effective combined entity, and we will continue to focus on organic and inorganic growth opportunities in the market. for wholesale brokers. "