Pen Underwriting appoints Jason Wilson as Regional Director for the South East & Head of SME
Pen Underwriting today announces that Jason Wilson has been appointed Regional Director for London & the South East and Head of SME in its Commercial division. The role will see him lead both the strategic direction and expansion of Pen’s proposition for small to medium-sized businesses, while taking geographic responsibility for London & the South East to complete the division’s regional leadership.
Bringing nearly 30 years’ general insurance industry experience, spanning both Commercial and Personal Lines, Jason has held a wide range of national and regional strategic development, leadership and portfolio management roles at Zurich and RSA. Most recently he was UK Head of Personal Lines Broker at Zurich Insurance, having previously spent five years as the insurer’s Head of SME Development leading multi-site teams across the UK. Prior to that Jason led a national team as UK SME Schemes & Deals Manager at RSA, delivering profitable portfolio growth.
Nick Wright, Managing Director of Pen Underwriting’s Commercial division, said: “Jason’s extensive experience and track record in delivering profitable, sustainable growth — at both a national and portfolio level — equip him well to drive forward the development of Pen’s SME proposition. The buying habits, needs and exposures of SMEs continue to evolve in a highly competitive market, demanding a responsive and refreshed offering from technical underwriters, who are keen to trade, tailor their offerings and add real value. That’s where Pen can deliver a differentiated proposition and Jason will provide strong leadership.”
Jason Wilson added: “In a market of tight margins and changing needs, you can’t afford to stand still in UK SME. I’m excited by the challenge of ensuring Pen Underwriting delivers something different, while expanding its presence in a sustainable way, and working with the wider teams across the South East to contribute profitable growth.”
Jason joins Nick Milton, Regional Director for the Midlands & South West, and Rob Chapman, Regional Director for the North & Scotland, to complete Pen Commercial’s regional leadership.
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Notes to Editors:-
Pen Underwriting is a multi-class, multi-territory managing general agent (MGA) that operates as a virtual insurer, meaning it can fulfil all the typical functions of an insurance company — from sales, distribution, pricing and product innovation through to claims, analytics and governance — except carry risk.
Pen Underwriting has three divisions — Commercial, Specialty and Volume — offering a wide and growing range of specialisms from e-Solutions and delegated authorities for volume business through to specialty products with individual underwriting for hard-to-find placements. With a national branch presence across 18 locations, more than 350 insurance professionals and generating more than £500m GWP, Pen Underwriting represents one of the largest underwriting agencies in the UK.
For more information see www.penunderwriting.co.uk