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Castel CEO elected to MGAA Board

Mark Birrell, Chief Executive of Castel Underwriting Agencies (Castel), the club-style MGA formation platform, has, today, been appointed as a board director of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA).

Birrell’s appointment follows a formal ballot of the Association’s MGA membership to elect member representatives to the board. His directorship, for a three-year term, was ratified at the Association’s general meeting held today at Lloyd’s.

Commenting on his election, Birrell said: “It is a privilege to have been elected by fellow MGAs to play a part in the Association’s future development. The sector’s success is built on a combination of entrepreneurial underwriting talent, professionalism and effective business models. The Association has a pivotal role in ensuring the role of the MGA is clearly recognised and their interests are robustly represented to ensure the sector continues to thrive.”

Peter Staddon, Managing Director of the MGAA, said: “Mark brings our board experience in creating and building long-term successful and diverse underwriting operations. He is also an active supporter of the Association, working with us on the MGAA Matters research project which is helping to identify and raise awareness of the issues currently impacting the growth and success of UK MGAs. Mark’s commitment and capabilities will be of great value as we deliver a strategy that will focus on continued membership growth and building on the sector’s influence and reputation.”