Lockton expands Commercial Wholesale team with Simon Jesson’s hire

Independent insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Simon Jesson as Business Development Manager to its Commercial Wholesale team based in Manchester.

Jesson is to start his new role with immediate effect. He will be responsible for developing new business as the company continues to grow the number of clients it serves in the UK, whilst also upholding best-in-class service for existing clients and building trading relationships with agents.

With over two decades of commercial broking experience Jesson joins Lockton from RIB Group Ltd, where he spent more than four years as Director and managed the process to sell the business to GRP in 2020, having grown fees and commission by 15% year-on-year.

Prior to that, he spent six years at Lockton between 2011 and 2017, and has also held positions at Henderson Insurance Brokers and Aon.

Commenting on his appointment, Jesson said: “Having watched the business from afar over the last few years, I am excited to be re-joining Lockton’s Commercial Wholesale team in Manchester. The division’s growth has been impressive to witness.

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“I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and having the opportunity to work with some of the most skilled brokers and agents in the sector.”

According to the announcement, Jesson’s arrival follows a strong year of growth for Lockton’s Commercial Wholesale team, which has doubled its headcount and seen year-on-year revenue growth exceeding 35% in the last three years.

David Lee, SVP, Head of UK Lockton Commercial Wholesale, said: “Simon brings a wealth of experience to our growing team, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to our Manchester office.

“We know his skills will be invaluable for us as we continue to support our network of agents navigating an increasingly complex risk landscape, whilst continuing to execute our growth trajectory.”

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