Tysers, a leading independent international Lloyd’s broker, today (3 May 2011) announced the appointment of Trevor Newbery as an additional Non-Executive Director. The move comes as part of a continuing strategy to further the company’s Corporate Governance Development Programme to ensure an appropriate balance of non-executive representation on the Board.

Trevor has been working in the market since 1969 and is well-known as a specialist in the governance and management of companies in the insurance industry, including deep practical knowledge and experience of insurance industry compliance and regulatory issues.

Trevor was until recently a Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, where he continues to act in a consultancy role as Deputy Chairman Insurance Group, Financial Services Advisory. He specialises in business and regulatory issues for the Insurance market. Previously, he spent 31 years working at Heath Group Plc, starting his career as an Account Executive and rising to be a Director of the Group trading company.

“Following the Walker Report of November 2009, Tysers needs non-executive directors with good market knowledge who can support our business strategy, our risk management and controls, governance oversight and to help us further develop our regulatory framework,” said Chris Elliott, CEO. “We have known Trevor as a respected figure in the industry and also as a trusted adviser. We are confident that he will be will a great asset in respect of the current regulatory emphasis in the market and also to the business as a whole.”

“I am delighted to be joining Tysers,” said Trevor. “Their reputation in the market as a broker offering a dedicated, personal service is exemplary and I look forward to contributing towards their continuing success.”