Miller, the leading independent specialist (re)insurance broker, is pleased to announce it has hired Paul Jacobs and Steve Quick to form a Rural (Farms and Estates) team.

The Rural team will be part of Miller’s new ‘International Special Asset Insurance’ department, which incorporates its Private Client, Rural and soon-to-be-launched Equine offerings. Paul will report into Katie Small, Head of Private Clients, with Steve reporting into Paul. Both started their roles on 11 July 2022.

Paul and Steve individually bring more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in the rural sector. Paul was previously Claims Director for Affinity and Private Clients at Aon Risk Solutions and has also been Head of Technical Claims for Marsh Private Clients. Steve also joins from Aon, where he was Account Director, and has worked with landed estate and high net worth clients for Robins Row, James Hallam and Marsh.

Katie Small, Head of Private Clients, said: “These appointments deepen Miller’s market leading capabilities in serving the needs of high and ultra-high net worth clients, which is why we are delighted to establish this dedicated new Rural team. Paul and Steve both have extensive experience advising and supporting landowners, while the high-touch service and bespoke approach needed for complex clients in this space is a natural fit with Miller’s strengths.”

Paul Jacobs said: “Great service and deep sector knowledge is a critical differentiator in Farms and Estates, where clients are often large and have unique circumstances. Miller’s heritage, culture and existing reputation for looking after private clients make the firm a natural fit. We will also be looking to bring new thinking to what is a traditional class of business, employing technology and, over time, building out an online suite of products to combine first class service with fast and easy access. We are hugely excited to establish this proposition and the many opportunities ahead.”

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