Rokstone Underwriting announces new D&O hire

Rokstone Underwriting, part of the Aventum Group, has today announced the appointment of Jimmy Heaton as head of directors' and officers' liability insurance (D&O).

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Protection Reporter
17th February 2023
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"Jimmy [Heaton] is highly focussed and driven and has a proven track record of successfully establishing and sustaining a profitable D&O portfolio. We’re delighted that Rokstone was his first choice and to have him on board."
- Ian Anson, Rokstone managing director

Prior to this appointment, Jimmy Heaton served as managing director of management liability at Nexus Underwriting as well as roles at WRB and AXA where he began his career. Through these roles, Heaton has accumulated over a decade of D&O underwriting experience.

The appointment of Heaton comes after Rokstone launched a new global professional indemnity (PI) facility earlier this month. The facility is for all professional and financial lines risk domiciled in the UK and the EU with a £2 million primary and a £5 million excess of loss limit.

Commenting on this appointment, Ian Anson, Rokstone managing director, has said:

“We’re delighted Jimmy has chosen to join Rokstone to establish and lead our D&O team. Complex SME and mid-market D&O remains relatively underserviced across the UK and EEA, and is often an area of frustration among placing brokers; these risks essentially fall through the gap between online systems and London Market corporate/subscription placements.

“It is challenging areas of niche specialty lines like these that are Rokstone’s sweet spot – it is what we excel at.”

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