London-based independent specialist re/insurance broker Miller Insurance Services has announced that James Hands will succeed Greg Collins as CEO. Collins will move to become chair of the Partnership Board, succeeding Graham Clarke who will retire.
The changes will take place on January 1st 2023, enabling preparations for a smooth transition of responsibilities at that time. Until then Hands will be CEO designate. Hands is currently joint head of Special Risks for Miller and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Collins was appointed as CEO in 2017, having joined the broker in 2004 to lead the professional risks business. Clarke became chair of the Partnership Board in 2017, having previously held the position of CEO of Miller Insurance Services from 2000-2016. He joined Miller in 1982.
Clarke said that “Miller has been fortunate to have had a truly outstanding CEO in Greg. He has successfully overseen the business’ return to independence while building on the culture and values that have always made this organization special. I have no doubt that James will be a great successor to Greg, and am proud to be able to retire from my role as chair of the Partnership Board with the business in such fine shape.”
Collins thanked Clarke for his 40 years at Miller. “He has been central in helping create the business we are today, and I know, I like many others have greatly benefited from his wisdom, direction and experience.”