Insurance marker tech provider Charles Taylor has appointed Rob Brown as Group Chief Executive Officer. 

The new hire brings over three decades of experience steering large global insurance businesses and has worked as an underwriter, a broker and a manager. 

In his previous role as CEO of AXA Global Corporate Solutions, Brown was responsible for 1500 employees globally over a 4-year period.

Prior to AXA, Brown spent 15 years at Aon in a variety of senior leadership roles in the UK and EMEA, including a 4-year period as CEO of Aon UK. 

More recently, he held the position of CEO of Aon Risk Solutions, EMEA, with overall leadership of 15,000 employees across 50 countries from 2011-14. 

Brown’s tenure in both roles saw a consistent focus on delivering great outcomes for clients. He has also held underwriting roles in commercial lines at global insurance carriers, including Zurich and AIG.

Edward Creasy, Chairman of Charles Taylor said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to Charles Taylor. He is a highly regarded CEO with impressive insurance experience at the board and executive level within major insurance market organisations and an outstanding leader of people.

"Above all he is a great cultural fit for our organisation having also spent time in multiple markets around the world in people-focused businesses.” 

He added: “We are looking forward to the future with Rob at the helm. We are confident that under his operational and strategic guidance Charles Taylor will continue to grow its distinctive market position as the provider of professional services and technology solutions supporting every stage of the insurance lifecycle and operating model.”

Brown said of his appointment: “Charles Taylor has an outstanding reputation for superior client service and a great culture. I’m excited to be joining the team and to listening, learning and adding value as we collectively deliver the next chapter of Charles Taylor’s success.”

The firm employs approximately 3000 staff in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.