JM Glendinning Professional Risks has promoted client director Gareth Milner to become its new managing director.

Gareth Milner, who joined the professional risks insurance broker business in January 2020, succeeds founding MD Jake Fox who stepped up to become group managing director at JM Glendinning Group Limited.

Gareth Milner, Managing Director at JM Glendinning Professional Risks

Gareth Milner, Managing Director at JM Glendinning Professional Risks

Gareth has played a significant role in the business’s growth and success during his two and a half years in the business. Gareth gained 16 years’ experience advising on Professional Indemnity and related insurance covers for professional services businesses, including prior roles at national and global insurance brokers AON, JLT Marsh and PIB before he joined JM Glendinning Professional Risks.

Since 2015, the Professional Risks business has grown from a standing start to placing £15million of premium into the insurance market, now employing ten people in Yorkshire and the Midlands. It has become one of the most successful businesses in the JMG Group, helping law firms and professional practices manage risk whilst bringing them the widest and most competitive insurance options. Under his leadership and with support from investment from Synova, Gareth plans to double the size of the business over the next five years and expand geographically beyond Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Gareth says: “I’m inheriting a fantastic business at an exciting time for both our team and the wider JMG Group. It’s a privilege to take on the responsibility and ensure we continue to provide best in class service to all of our clients and expand our footprint. JMG is a great place to work and I plan to maintain that culture as the Professional Risks business evolves. Clients join and stay with us because of our people, so I want to keep attracting the best talent in our industry and give great colleagues the autonomy, career progression and opportunities they deserve.”

Jake Fox says: “Gareth has the vision, hunger and passion to drive this business forward, which shone through in the rigorous recruitment process of internal and external candidates. Both myself and the JMG Group board have huge confidence that Gareth will lead the business to future success. Gareth’s promotion is great news for us and for clients and demonstrates that opportunities are there for our employees should they wish to pursue them. I wish him every success in his new role.”