The broker has poached producer broker, Julian Coates, from rival Aon as it pushes forward with its plans to expand heavily into the region

Building on recent senior appointments in Singapore, Miller has hired producer broker Julian Coates to further expand its Asia Pacific business.

Coates will work closely with the property, casualty and energy teams in Singapore and London. His core areas of focus will include property and downstream energy, as well as supporting other lines including upstream energy.

He joined Aon in 2009 and spent six years working in its Melbourne and Perth offices, before relocating to Singapore as an associate director of Aon Risk Solutions. He has developed considerable expertise working with both insured and cedant clients in the region, as well as finding solutions with underwriters in Singapore and beyond.

”Julian’s appointment demonstrates our firm desire to achieve our objectives and vision for Miller in Asia. He will be a great asset to the team in addition to recent joiners John Moncavage and Piers Hughes” commented Nigel Cross, Head of Miller Singapore.