Emma Ashworth joins as a company Director, having spent the past 29 years at Willis, with 16 of those years as an Executive Director in its Credit and Political Risks division.

London, 8th November 2016. Market-leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, BPL Global, has hired Emma Ashworth as a Director. Ashworth has 29 years’ experience at Willis, most recently as Executive Director in its Credit and Political Risks division. She will work alongside the other directors to set BPL Global’s future strategy; with a focus on cementing the company’s leading position in its specialist market and exploring new business, especially with financial institutions.

As Executive Director at Willis, Ashworth was responsible for the CPRI department’s largest client, a major investment bank, as well as broking new business and managing the existing portfolio. She was previously Divisional Director in International Property Reinsurance and before that managed Willis Hungary, a newly established affiliate office.

Sian Aspinall, Managing Director at BPL Global, comments: “Historically, we have made very few external hires at senior level, yet we were delighted with the opportunity to hire someone of Emma’s calibre and market reputation. Emma is highly-regarded within the industry by clients, underwriters and peers alike, and her experience will be vital as we continue to seek to meet the growing demand for CPRI globally.”

Ashworth comments: “I am excited to be joining BPL Global. They are a highly respected company and I welcome this new challenge with such a distinguished team.”