October 2018: Rokstone Underwriting, the international speciality lines MGA, part of Direct Insurance Group Plc, has today announced its plans of expanding their footprint into North America.

Mike Pilla, the founder and CEO of Technical Risk Underwriters, part of Ryan Specialty Group will be joining Rokstone to head up its US operations, Rokstone Underwriting North America.

David Bearman, CEO of Direct Insurance Group Plc said ‘in our opinion, Mike is regarded as one of the best underwriters in his field today and has an impressive track record of building start up MGA’s into market leading businesses. Rokstone’s intention has always been to attract the industry’s very best talent and give them the platform and environment that they can truly thrive within. Mike joining Rokstone is a clear demonstration of that intent’

James Potter, CUO of Rokstone said ‘the addition of Mike to our already impressive line-up of underwriters will see Rokstone build a major North American platform. Mike’s track record is second to none and is part of our plan to achieve £500m of annual Gross Written Premium within the next 5 years’

Rokstone Underwriting recently hired Les Rock, one of the Lloyd’s markets best known property D&F Underwriters and founder of Heritage Syndicate 1200 (now Argo Syndicate) and Ironsure Bermuda.

For further information, please contact; info@rokstoneuw.com