27 January 2023Analysis

Miller looks abroad with a new division

Independent specialist re/insurance broker Miller is reorganising its business. A “strategic re-alignment” will see two divisions: Miller UK and Miller International. The latter will oversee all activity across Miller’s international offices, while Miller UK will focus on the business’ London Market offering and continued expansion in Britain.

“In particular, establishing Miller International will support the business’ ambitious plans for continued international expansion, enabling greater focus on this aspect of its strategy,” a statement by the company said.

The reorganisation will see a reshuffle in the firm’s leadership: Mike Papworth becomes managing director of Miller International; Tim Norman takes the same role for Miller UK; Robert Doust becomes Miller International COO; and Ron Whyte becomes head of Asia.

“Our ambition is for Miller to be the scale international partner of choice across both our direct and wholesale offerings. Our leading London Market capabilities will always be core, but we also aim to invest significantly in our international capabilities as we look to continually meet, and anticipate, the needs of our global client base,” said CEO James Hands.

“This is an exciting time for Miller as we look to expand across the UK, Europe and Asia; we have already seen strong international growth both through organic activity and strategic M&A, such as the acquisition of Henner Sports in France (now Miller Sports & Entertainment, Paris) and Japanese Broker Lead Insurance Services. This new structure will further empower us to deliver on our international strategy. At the same time, and most importantly, we will always retain our ‘One Miller’ approach, acting as a single global team of empowered experts to deliver for our clients, wherever they are.”