Ed appoints Gary Corke as CEO of Underwriting

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty group, today announced the appointment of Gary Corke as CEO of Underwriting. In this role, Gary will be responsible for managing Ed’s MGAs across the globe and developing an integrated global MGA business unit. Corke will take up his role in February and report to Steve Hearn, Group CEO.

Corke brings thirty-six years of experience to Ed. He joins from SHA Specialist Underwriters, the largest casualty MGA in Africa, where he served as CEO for four years. Prior to this Corke co-founded Emerald Underwriting Mangers and held the position of CEO for fourteen years. During his tenure, Corke built Emerald Underwriting Managers into the largest property MGA in Africa.

Andrew Wallin, Group Commercial Director of Ed, commented, “MGAs are an essential part of Ed’s future and a key pillar in our growth strategy. We have exceptional MGA businesses in some of our core markets. We will grow and develop an integrated global MGA business unit which will allow us to better deploy the expertise and experience across our underwriting businesses. To realise these ambitions and ensure that our MGA business remains distinct from our wholesale broking we recognise that we need a high calibre individual who has a track record of building and managing leading MGA businesses. Gary is the ideal candidate to spearhead the growth of our MGA business and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Gary Corke, said, “The opportunity to build a truly global MGA business as part for the Ed Group was impossible to pass up. There is a clear vision and ambition for what this business can become and there is an exceptional base from which to build. I am relishing the prospect.”