Tasker Insurance Group Limited (‘TIG’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Lalley as Chief Operating Officer for the Group. Graeme brings many years of industry experience, most recently as CIO at GRP with responsibilities for IT, operations, data and post-acquisition integration of businesses. During his time at GRP they acquired 10 Brokers and an MGA. Prior to that Graeme was Bluefin Insurance Group’s IT and Operations Director where, amongst other things, he led many more acquisitions, addressed their internal operating system issues and built Bluefin’s award winning cloud-based infrastructure solution.
Graeme joins the executive team at TIG consisting of Barry Reynolds (Tasker & Partners), Ann Bowyer (Tasker Insurance Brokers) and Robert Munden (Gresham Underwriting). The appointment comes 12 months after Rob Organ joined the Group as CEO and introduced an accelerated growth strategy which has already seen the merger of the retail business Tasker Insurance Brokers, the creation of a Specialist Retail Broking division, the appointment of several specialist brokers and the securing of new capacity for Gresham Underwriting from AXA and AXIS.
Speaking of the appointment, Rob Organ, TIG CEO said “I am delighted that Graeme is joining us. For me, being able to attract such high calibre talent into the Group is essential. I don’t just mean from a technical capabilities perspective but also from a values and behaviours one too. I believe that it demonstrates our intention to build a leading independent broking and underwriting business which has its clients and people at the centre of everything it does. Tasker Insurance is going from strength to strength, it’s a great place to be.”
Graeme Lalley said, “The opportunity to join Tasker Insurance, such a diverse business with a growing retail broking footprint, a leading Lloyd’s broker and established MGA, is extremely exciting and the perfect next step for me. I’m joining an excellent, well respected and trusted team with a strong reputation in the market. It’s great to be able to bring my skills and experience to a business to help it grow and innovate throughout the next phase of its development”.
Rob Organ confirmed “the key focus areas for Graeme will be to develop a clearly defined product and distribution strategy, ensuring Tasker achieves strong organic growth whilst also creating a well-run, efficient and integrated business through our next phase of M&A activity and growth”.