Ed appoints Neil Perry as Group CFO

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty group, today announced the appointment of Neil Perry as Group CFO. He replaces Russell Benzies who is leaving the Group. Perry will take up his role later on this year and report to Steve Hearn, Group CEO.

Perry brings thirty years of financial management experience to Ed. He joins from Willis Towers Watson where he served as finance director for the retail, London market and reinsurance divisions for nearly a decade. Prior to this he was finance director of RSA’s Latin America division and RSA’s head of financial planning and analysis. Perry has also held senior positions at AXA Insurance, Wit Capital, AT Kearney and Beerworth & Partners. He began his career at EY.

Steve Hearn, Group CEO, commented, “I am very pleased to welcome such a highly respected and experienced financial professional to Ed. Neil has built an exceptional track record in his thirty years in the financial services industry. He has extensive experience gained across every continent and his M&A and strategic planning expertise will be invaluable in achieving our ambitions. I look forward to working closely with him. I also want to thank Russell for his contribution to our business, he has been a key part of the creation of Ed and the transformation journey we have undertaken. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Neil Perry said, “I am excited to be joining the Ed team. It presents a unique opportunity to take advantage of the changing environment for wholesale brokers on a global scale.”