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Attis makes double director hire to boost national Leeds team

L-r: Melanie Jordan with Attis directors Neil Beck, Keith Browne, Justin Chadwick

Attis Insurance, the independent commercial risk and insurance broker launched in 2021 and headquartered in Leeds, has made two senior technical appointments to its national team.

The rapidly growing firm, which currently employs a 75-strong team and has regional offices in Halifax, Manchester, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, has appointed Melanie Jordan as technical broking director and Graham Barr as claims director.
Melanie, who has 20 years’ experience in the industry, also heads the 4,000-member Insurance Institute of Leeds, a role she has carried out for two years and which ends next month.

As technical broking director at Attis she ensures colleagues’ technical experience and expertise is at the highest level while also developing Attis’ credentials in specialist areas such as marine insurance and cybercrime.

Graham Barr’s role as claims director focuses on the claims proposition across the group and on the processes involved in successfully reaching settlements on behalf of Attis’ clients, which are predominantly smaller businesses.

Melanie said: “Ensuring high levels of technical competence right across the group is the bedrock for building robust, fit-for-purpose risk and insurance programmes for all of our clients.
“Because we’re independent, Attis is different from other insurance brokers, and putting our customers first is at the heart of everything we do.”

Graham added: “With qualifications across insurance, loss adjusting and health and safety, I’ve built up a granular understanding of insurance claims processes over the years.

“The Attis approach is to understand our clients, allowing us to construct claims propositions that are tailored to each individual business. Holding insurers to account is also part of our role and our team of claims specialists provide clients with expert and friendly support through the entire claims process.”

Established by insurance industry veteran Joe Henderson, Attis has specialist divisions covering health and group risk, motorsport, credit solutions and employee benefits. Further hires and new offices are scheduled for the coming months.