Horwich Farrelly has welcomed Mike Webb, the chairman of Allianz Global Assistance, onto its board.
Webb is also a director for ECInsurance, a provider of insurance products and services to electrical and building contractors and affinity groups and Nextcare, the largest health insurance management company in the Middle East.
His role will be to help shape partnerships in the insurance industry alongside priming the business for diversification into other insurance services.
Anthony Hughes, chief executive of Horwich Farrelly, said that the appointment of the former CEO of Mondial Assistance UK would help the firm to exploit new opportunities.
“The legal industry is entering unchartered territory which for some represents a serious challenge in how firms do business. For us it offers huge opportunities and presents us with a chance to drive our business forward and become something more than just another law firm,” said Hughes.
Webb said that Horwich Farrelly has carved out a reputation in the industry as being one of the leaders in its field “with specialists that have left their footprint on the insurance sector via their legal expertise”.
“It’s a great business to be involved in and working with a driven management team at Horwich Farrelly gives me great confidence in the direction the firm is heading,” he said.