Brit appoints new Chief Operating Officer


Brit Ltd (“Brit”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gould to the role of Chief Operating Officer*.

Michael has over 35 years' experience in senior operational roles. He joins Brit from Lloyd's syndicate Talbot Underwriting where he has held the position of COO since 2015. In this role, he was responsible for operational change designed to improve responsiveness and efficiency, while driving improvements across the business. Michael has also played an instrumental role in helping drive the Lloyd's TOM modernisation initiative, where he has spearheaded the Structured Data Capture initiative.

Prior to Talbot, Michael was Group COO of Hiscox for six years where he implemented transformational initiatives across operational capabilities during a period of rapid growth for the company. Michael has also held senior positions at Aon and American Express during his 35-year career in financial services.

Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit, said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Brit’s Executive Committee as he takes up the role of COO. He brings unrivalled experience, both of the Lloyd’s market and in transforming and leading best-in-class operational functions. 

“Brit aspires to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry, by embracing the rapid changes in technology and business process, to drive meaningful competitive advantage. Michael’s track-record of execution and transformation therefore make him a natural fit. I look forward to working with Michael as he leads the operations team to support the business as we continue to grow and execute on our strategic objectives.”

*Subject to regulatory approval.


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About Brit

Brit is a market-leading global specialty insurer and reinsurer, focused on underwriting complex risks. It has a major presence in Lloyd’s of London, the world’s specialist insurance market provider, with significant US and international reach. Brit underwrites a broad class of commercial specialty insurance with a strong focus on property, casualty and energy business. Its capabilities are underpinned by robust financials. Brit is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.