December 12, 2014
New MD for Wilsons’ General Insurance
Wilsons has appointed Mark Minton to the new role of Managing Director of the General Insurance division.
Working alongside CEO Annabel Prow and Group MD Charlotte Perkins, Mark brings thirty years insurance and financial services senior and Board level experience to the firm. In the new role, Mark will support the Board and senior management team in defining and delivering Wilsons’ strategies for growth and expansion.
Mark’s extensive sector experience includes 25-years with a market-leading Yorkshire-based insurance broker and financial adviser firm, as Group Managing Director where he not only influenced a significant increase in turnover he also managed a number of mergers and acquisitions. Additional experience includes seven years in Florida, where he was president of RBR Estates, until his return to the UK in 2012,
He takes up the new role at Wilsons from £47m turnover Financial Services Network business Personal Touch, which is based in Solihull, where he was Strategy & Business Development Director.
An avid Rugby League supporter, in his spare time Minton was also a main Board Director of Bradford Bulls Rugby League team from 2000 until 2005, where he was responsible for branding, marketing, ticketing, pre-match entertainment and sponsorship. The Bulls were World Club Champions three times during his time on the Board.
Mark says of his new position as MD, General Insurance at Wilsons:
“Wilsons is a thriving and established top 100 insurance broker and financial adviser in the UK, and the new role of MD of its General Insurance team is created at a time when the firm has experienced a sustained period of high demand for its services.
“The role will see me channel my extensive senior management, commercial and practical experience in insurance, and apply my analytical and strategic ambitions to work with the firm’s Board and senior teams to drive performance and growth in the next stage of Wilsons’ history.”
Charlotte Perkins adds: “This year, the firm celebrates its centenary and is set to further grow the business as we enter its next 100-years.
“Mark is a highly experienced, respected professional and a fantastic addition to the team. He will spearhead the strategic growth and business development of the General Insurance division, working alongside the MD of our Financial Services team Pat Makin, the firm’s senior management team, Deputy Chairman Gary Cormack, and our CEO Annabel Prow.
“Mark’s appointment is a significant first step for Wilsons in the next stage of its strategy for business growth. We continue to add-to and develop our team to the benefit of our client portfolio and providers, and Mark is already on the look-out for more experienced professionals to work within General Insurance to complement our existing team.”