Joe Gordon has joined Placing Platform Limited as Chief Executive Officer.  Joe joins PPL from QBE, where he spent a decade, most recently serving as  Chief Operating Officer for QBE International, and prior to that as Chief Operations Officer for QBE European Operations.

Joe will replace former CEO Sue Jakobek, who has retired.

Bronek Masojada, Chair of PPL commented “I am delighted to welcome Joe to the leadership of PPL.  He brings many years of operational experience with him, and this will serve us well as we look forward to the implementation of Next Gen, our new platform, in February this year.

“The launch of Next Gen is just the start on this year’s journey. PPL will deliver further market releases, the first in Q2 2023 to bring further enhancements to the platform. We are also working closely with Lloyd’s to define a roadmap for alignment with Blueprint 2 – this will include how we populate the gateway with available CDR data and align data structures and standards with ACORD/MRC v 3 so brokers and carriers only have to invest in system changes once to prepare data.”

“Finally, on behalf of the market I would also like to thank Sue for what she has delivered in the last six years. When she arrived, we were barely making progress on e-placement. Under her leadership PPL became the market utility for electronic placement and, without it, the London market would not have been able to trade through the pandemic.