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Tom McGrath CBE FCII joins Landmark Holding Group and Landmark Underwriting as Non-Executive Director

Mr. McGrath who worked for Marsh Ltd for 34 years involved in a number of roles including Managing Director of Marsh McClennan Inc., has been appointed as Non-Executive Director at Landmark Holding Group and Landmark Underwriting.  

He is a well known figure in the London Insurance market and is a member of the Lloyd’s of London 30 year club.

He developed an interest in standards in the insurance industry and served a 6 year term as the retail broking representative on the Chartered Insurance Institute Professional Standards Board and is a past examiner in the subjects, Management of Insurance Broking and Liability Insurance. He served two terms as President of the Belfast Insurance Institute.

He was awarded the CII Distinguished Service Medal in 2008.

In addition to a career in Insurance he has held a number of Government appointments including:

  • Chief Commissioner of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (2009-2019). 
  • Chair of Belfast High School 2009-2012.
  • Chair of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (2003-2008). 
  • Chair of Northern Ireland Business Education Partnership (2004-2006). 
  •  Board member of the Probation Board Northern Ireland (2000-2003).
  •  Chaired the Board of Rathgale and Whiteabbey Training  Schools (1985-2000).

He was Director of the Ireland Funds (1998-2007), served as a Committee Member of The Prince’s Youth Trust & NSPCC Special Appeal and Chaired the George Best Memorial Trust.

Tom McGrath is a Fellow of both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Administrative Management.  He is also a Chartered Insurance Broker. 

Tom has been involved in risk management activity with a number of professions, particular Solicitors and Insurance Brokers.

Since retiring from broking he has been carrying out Independent file reviews for Lloyd’s syndicates in addition to taking instructions as a professional witness in matters of brokers negligence and policy wording disputes in the 4 jurisdictions in these islands i.e. England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Republic of Ireland. 

He is a frequent contributor at Conferences and has appeared at National BIBA, BIBA Scotland, CCBE(Athens), Professional Indemnity Forum conference and at Brokers in house training sessions.

Tom was appointed OBE in 1997 and advanced to CBE in 2007.

“Joining the Boards of Landmark Holding Group and Landmark Underwriting as Non-Executive Director is a privilege and will be rewarding to see this young group of companies grow, he said, “Landmark Underwriting, their first MGA, will continue in the work achieved so far and together I look forward to their exciting approach in this challenging market.

Group Chief Executive Ross Lazaroo-Hood is delighted to welcome Tom to the team noting Tom’s highly regarded position in the Insurance market with vast experience to Board-level expertise that will assist to grow our existing proposition and expand into other lines and further MGAs. 

Tom will be working with Ross Lazaroo-Hood (Group CEO), Sitki Gelmen (Group CFO) and David Robinson (Group CUO) on the overall strategy and future direction of the group.