Partners& appoints Aaron Devitt
Partners& has appointed Aaron Devitt to the newly created role of Managing Partner, North and Midlands. The move is in line with its strategy to create a strong platform to extend its presence in this part of the country.
Aaron will report to Partners& CEO, Phil Barton, and be part of the Group Executive Committee.
Aaron joins Partners& from Travelers, where he has been Chief Operating Officer for Europe since 2016, where he oversaw distribution, IT, marketing, operations and strategy. Prior to that, he spent 26 years in the British, Irish and Scandinavian insurance markets, where he managed businesses spanning commercial, financial and personal lines, including Managing Director of Codan Insurance Denmark.
Phil Barton said: “We believe in the notion of partnership – between our clients, our people and our insurer partners. Aaron’s experience and insight will bring a different perspective and build on our thinking. We believe the era of the confrontational relationship with insurers is over – we’re challenging the status quo and looking for the common ground to collaborate effectively with insurers, all for the benefit of the client.”
Aaron said: “When I learned about the direction of travel Partners& was taking, I wanted to be part of it. The opportunity to work with and bring together liked minded professionals who share our values was too good to miss. I grew up in insurance believing in partnership, and whilst it’s often added to sales documents, it rarely delivers what our clients need. Like Phil, I believe brokers and insurers are in the business of serving clients together but too often that has become adversarial leading to win/lose situations with the client quite often being the loser.
“I’m looking forward to connecting my experience of the broking market from the insurer side where I’ve learned about what great broking can do for a client – and sadly, what poor broking can do too. I can’t wait to combine that experience with Partners& ambition to revolutionise broking by providing the best advice and support.”
Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team.