Optio Group, the specialty MGA, today announces the appointment of David Robinson as managing director, effective March 1st. Based in London, Robinson will join the group executive committee and oversee Optio’s underwriting, claims and data support functions and report to executive chairman Matthew Fosh.
Robinson brings more than three decades of experience to Optio, including 25 years at Chubb and then ACE, where he ultimately became regional president, UK & Ireland, with responsibility for P&C, A&H, specialty personal lines and high net worth personal lines. He joins Optio from The Hartford, where he was head of international financial lines.
Fosh said: “David joins Optio during a period of considerable expansion across multiple lines and geographies and following our recent acquisitions of Brockwell and Northcourt. David is an underwriter of exceptional calibre and his vast experience will be a tremendous asset in realising our strategic ambitions. I am delighted to welcome him to Optio.”
Robinson said: “Optio’s breadth of specialty classes and underwriting talent has developed enormously under Matthew’s leadership. That development continues and I am extremely pleased to be joining at this exciting stage. I look forward to supporting the business in realising its potential.”