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Kingsbridge announces appointment of James Twining as Group Chief Executive

By Dunedin,  September 12,2017

Kingsbridge, the UK’s leading provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has appointed James Twining as its Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.

Kingsbridge Group (“Kingsbridge”), the UK’s leading provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has appointed James Twining as its Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.
 
Kingsbridge was backed by UK private equity house Dunedin in May 2016.
 
Most recently, James was Group Commercial Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc (JLT), a role encompassing group strategy, M&A and marketing. During his time there, James also acted as Chairman and Chief Executive of its former Thistle subsidiary. James joined JLT in 2011 from McKinsey & Co. and was appointed to its main Board in 2012.
 
Following James’ appointment, Steve Wynne, Kingsbridge’s founder and Chief Executive, has been appointed Deputy Chairman. Steve will continue to work in the business full time with a particular focus on supporting relationships with key clients, partners and insurers as well as helping the team deliver key strategic growth initiatives.
 
Oliver Bevan, Partner at Dunedin, who sits on Kingsbridge’s board, commented: “James’ appointment is an important milestone in the ambitious growth plan that we put in place with Steve Wynne and the management team when we invested sixteen months ago. Kingsbridge is successfully expanding into new sectors and product areas and under James’ leadership, we are confident that the business will further build on its position as the leading provider of specialist insurance services to the UK’s growing number of contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals.”
 
Ian Owen, Chairman of Kingsbridge, said: “I am delighted to welcome James to Kingsbridge. He has a proven track record as an entrepreneurial client leader with extensive experience of driving innovation, M&A and international expansion. His appointment is a clear statement of Kingsbridge’s growth ambitions and a powerful endorsement of the attractiveness of our prospects and platform.  I would also like to thank Steve for his outstanding tenure as Chief Executive and look forward to continuing to benefit from his experience and entrepreneurial drive.”
 
James Twining, Chief Executive of Kingsbridge, said: “Kingsbridge is one of the most exciting opportunities in the insurance market today. Not only is it does it benefit from an outstanding client-focused team that is powered by deep specialist knowledge, an unrivalled partner network and the latest digital approaches, but it is also targeting a large and rapidly growing market driven by fundamental changes in how clients are looking to work, provide employment and protect their businesses. I am delighted to be joining the business at this pivotal time in its development and look forward to working with Steve and the rest of the team.”
 

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