By: 4 June 2024
Specialty MGA UK makes new senior underwriting appointment

Specialty MGA UK, a managing general agent focused on providing additional capacity for hard-to-place risks, has enhanced its expertise and global reach with the hire of Jonathan Wingett as senior underwriter for agriculture.

Wingett is a well-respected reinsurance underwriter and broker with over 40 years of experience in the industry, spending large parts of his career in Asia including Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. He established an agriculture practice with ACR (Asia Capital Reinsurance), forming the Asia Agriculture Pool. This is used to write agriculture reinsurance from across the globe.

Wingett has also worked in Kuwait for the country’s first licensed retakaful company, Al Fajer Re, and in Cyprus for Alliance Re, managing their underwriting operations on the non-marine treaty account. He brings deep expertise in writing risks for agricultural clients globally, ranging from small growers to international corporations.

Group CEO of Specialty MGA UK, Manoj Kumar, commented: 

“With the impact of climate change on the security of the agricultural sector continuing to increase, the insurance and reinsurance sectors have become essential in mitigating the more severe risks that farmers face. I am therefore thrilled to be adding a world-leading expert in the industry to our team.

“Jonathan has a breadth of experience and a global network of brokers, agents and insurers from across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, greatly benefiting our MGA’s continued expansion.”

In his new role at Specialty MGA UK, Wingett is responsible for underwriting the agricultural portfolio, consisting of proportional and non-proportional treaties covering crop and livestock.

Jonathan Wingett, senior underwriter for agriculture at Specialty MGA UK, said: 

“Having developed into a multibillion-pound class of business, this is an exciting time for agricultural insurance. I am therefore delighted to be part of Specialty MGA UK’s plan for further growth in this thriving sector.

“The importance the Specialty MGA UK team places on providing unique and innovative solutions to hard-to-place risks coupled with our deep knowledge of our clients’ sectors places us in a great position to grow rapidly in the coming years.”


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Emma Cockings
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