JMG Group appoints regional MD for the South of England


Growing insurance broker JMG Group has appointed Simon Townsend as the regional managing director responsible for overseeing its operations in the South of England.

Brought on board to help JMG Group grow and support its acquired insurance broker businesses, Simon brings over 30 years’ insurance experience gained in roles within national firms including HSBC, Towergate and Marsh.

JMG Group has recently acquired several brokers in the South and has ambitious plans to grow further throughout the UK. Simon’s role will ensure that acquired businesses are supported and the teams make the most of being part of JMG Group.

Says Simon: “Throughout my career, I have helped businesses to grow, nurtured their culture and enhanced service offerings, with the aim of delivering excellent services to clients. I’m committed to empowering businesses and supporting our people to be the best they can be. Joining JMG Group presents a fantastic opportunity for me to continue this mission.

“My decision to join JMG Group was largely influenced by the calibre of its senior team – some of whom I have worked with in the past – and the growth journey they are on. I’m excited to share my experience of leading successful companies and I’m looking forward to helping our acquired businesses to seamlessly integrate into the JMG Group family, while I support their organic growth.”

Says Nick Houghton: “Having worked with Simon before, he was always on my radar to work with again – as he’s one of us, a terrific chap.  I’m so proud that as we grow, we create opportunities for great people to join the team.  And I know the businesses Simon supports will enjoy his infectious enthusiasm and experience.”