The Clear Group announces today, 11th February, that Ashwin Mistry OBE is stepping down as executive chairman of Brokerbility and Brokerbility Holdings Limited. This will be effective from March 1st 2022, when Ashwin will take up the position of non-executive director on the operational board of the Clear Group.
Ashwin was a founder member of Brokerbility in 2006 and presided over the rapid growth of the network, with £700 million GWP in 2016. His insurance journey began in 1978 with Guardian Royal Exchange and throughout his career he has championed the global role played by the insurance industry and, in particular, the contribution made by independent brokers. He was president of the CII in 2014 and has been the force behind a multitude of reform initiatives, most recently the Insurance Growth Action Plan and the government’s apprenticeship scheme.
Ian Stutz, CEO of Brokerbility said: ‘Ashwin has been integral in shaping the identity of Brokerbility since its formation in 2006 and we have become a force to be reckoned with in the industry, punching well above our weight. Ashwin’s achievement and legacy is seen in all aspects of the network: the way we do business, support our insurance partners and stand side by side with our clients.’
Mike Edgeley, CEO of the Clear Group said: ‘We are delighted that the group will continue to benefit from Ashwin’s experience and insight in his role as non-executive director on the operational board of the Clear Group. At Clear we share his passion for investing in talent and his encouragement of the insurance sector to take the lead in the issues of the future, from climate and health to education and diversity.’
Ashwin Mistry said: ‘After 44 years in the industry it’s time to move on. I look forward to my non-executive role with Clear. Now that I have handed over the reins I’m looking forward to having the time to help move forward the debate on the strategic issues the industry faces. I have always believed that the insurance sector has undersold itself and its contribution to the economy and I’ll hope to continue to help to build the reputation of a truly great industry.’