As part of the continuing drive to develop centres of excellence in all major classes of business, Tysers, a leading independent international Lloyd’s broker, today (22 June 2009) announces the appointment of Bruce Copp (Director), Simon Croucher and Liam Hegarty (Brokers) to their International Property & Casualty division.

Bruce, Simon and Liam specialise in Non Marine business, mainly Australian Binders, and have over 60 years combined London market experience.

With them, they bring the largest Australian Binder portfolio of business placed into Lloyd’s, SRS Underwriting Agency, which Tysers won in the face of competition. Chris Elliott (CEO) said, “This is a meaningful win for Tysers, which balances and strengthens our global binder business.”

“Bruce, Simon and Liam are highly valued additions to the team,” said Mike Sanders, Managing Director of Tysers International Property & Casualty. “With the wealth of experience and accounts they bring, Tysers are now the largest producer of Australian binder business into the London market.”

“We are delighted to be joining such a well-respected broker as Tysers,” said Bruce Copp. “They have a strong reputation in the market and we look forward to contributing to their continuing growth and success. I know that SRS shares this view, as evidenced by their decision to move the account here.”