At Accelerant, our driving force is our commitment to redefining insurance as a fair, transparent, and efficient industry. Many people are curious about the experience of working in a global organization with such an ambitious goal, so we decided to provide a glimpse of our inner workings with our Employee Perspectives series. Ultimately, our people are the core of our success, and we take pride in assembling individuals and teams who are equally passionate about cultivating an exceptional experience and fostering a remarkable work environment. In today’s feature, we introduce you to Keith Harrison, Managing Director at Accelerant.
Employee Spotlight Questions
Name: Keith Harrison
Title: Managing Director
Can you describe your role in a couple of sentences?
I have the pleasure of working on a team that wins, nurtures, and supports our European Members to grow profitably.
Why would someone want to be an Accelerant employee?
Accelerant is for those who enjoy autonomy, responsibility, and authority in a fast-paced business where you can make a difference.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Accelerant?
Being part of a highly motivated and genuine team who are all focused on supporting our Members.
Describe Accelerant in 3 words:
Fresh, fast-paced, fun.
What did you do before Accelerant?
I worked for an Affinity broking division at Aon in UK.
What was your first-ever job?
I started my working life in a Bank, serving customers as a teller.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small mining town in northern England; many of my school friends had fathers that worked at the local mines, including my own.
How did you learn about Accelerant?
I worked with Chris Lee-Smith at Aon, and he invited me to join the team back in 2018.
Who inspires you?
Tennis player Andy Murray – he never gives up!
What are you most proud of?
My four children.
What do you love to do when you’re not working?
I love to spend time with my Grandchildren, go walking with my wife and dog, and to (try to) play golf.
What’s on your bucket list?
I am working through it already, why wait!? Seeing Coldplay in Brazil is one I have not yet resolved!