Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Laura Skaanild as Client Director, Professional and Executive Risk. She will report to Paul Richards, Managing Director of Professional and Executive Risk.
Laura will focus on managing and developing Ed’s client base in the financial and professional services sector in the UK, US and offshore financial centres.
She brings 18 years of legal and insurance experience to Ed, joining from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as Head of the GB FI Major Accounts Team. Laura joined Willis in 2012 and held a number of senior roles at the company. She began her career as a solicitor at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2000, before moving to Zurich as a coverage solicitor in 2011.
Paul Richards said, “Laura is a talented professional, whose exceptional skills and knowledge will further strengthen our ability to deliver the very best in products, service, and risk expertise to our financial and professional services industry client base. Ed’s differentiated approach to client service, innovation and technology continues to attract talent of the highest calibre, and I am very pleased to welcome Laura to the team.”
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Ed is owned by The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.
Ardonagh Specialty is the holding company and growth platform for leading independent brokers Besso Insurance, Bishopsgate, Compass London Markets, Ed Broking, Inver Re, Piiq Risk Partners and Price Forbes. Combined, we have 1700 colleagues globally and manage $5 billion in gross written premium.
With a strong presence and deep relationships worldwide, and a steadfast commitment to investing in the best people, markets and technology, together our businesses offer open market programmes, reinsurance and international solutions designed to empower clients to achieve their strategic ambition.
The Ardonagh Group
The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 8,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs. For more information, visit our website: www.ardonagh.com.