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Lockton makes key appointments in Midlands and the North

Senior hires in Birmingham and Manchester

Lockton, the world’s largest privately held independent insurance broker, has appointed Jane Baron as head of office, Birmingham and Richard Barraclough to the position of head of corporate at its Manchester office as it looks to grow its customer base across the North of England.

Baron brings over 25 years of industry experience, having worked at Marsh and Willis Towers Watson in senior client management roles.
Debbie Day, partner at Lockton, Birmingham, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jane to Lockton, Birmingham at a time when we are positioned well for future growth in our established industry specialisms

“Following signs of a hardening market, we are supporting our clients both in insurance placement and integrated risk management solutions, harnessing both our regional and international market capacity. Working closely with our global technical teams, Lockton Birmingham continues to provide innovative solutions to respond to the ever changing demands of our existing and future clients.”

Meanwhile, Barraclough brings over 30 years of experience in the corporate insurance broking environment to the role. He was most recently regional managing director of AJ Gallagher in Yorkshire, leading its Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield offices. Prior to this, he led client service teams for Willis Towers Watson and Oval Insurance Brokers.

Matt Davies, Head of Risk Solutions North at Lockton said: “It is an exciting time for Richard to join Lockton’s Northern leadership team. His extensive experience and deep-rooted relationships will help us to continue to exceed the expectations of our clients.”