Ed Bermuda continues expansion with divisional head hire

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of Colin Kelley as Head of Ed's new Liability Division in Bermuda. Effective immediately, Kelley will lead the professional lines, casualty and healthcare teams.

Kelley brings more than 16 years of both underwriting and broking experience to the business. He joins from Sompo International where he held the role of Commercial Lines Practice Leader, Professional Lines since 2010. Prior to this, he held various roles on the Marsh FINPRO teams in both Bermuda and New York.

Chris Bonard, CEO Ed Bermuda, commented: "When we launched Ed in Bermuda seven months ago, we made a commitment to build a leading-edge brokerage firm and attract the best talent possible and I am proud of the progress we have made so far. We have attracted some of the industry’s leading insurance specialists and can now offer our clients a broad range of products. The culmination of John Turner, Carrie Kelley, Mark Simons and now Colin, in addition to the rest of the team underlines this.
We are continuing this focus throughout 2020 and setting our sights on the reinsurance opportunity that lies ahead. We're acutely aware that customers and insurance personnel are gradually being left with less and less choice. That's why I believe our launch on the island is so well timed. We are continuing to build a long term, independent solution that has a fresh perspective on what’s important to our clients and colleagues"

Kelley commented: "Ed is building a dynamic Bermuda team and product offering - I am excited to be involved from the ground level. Utilizing innovative technology, we will be providing our clients unparalleled access to the well-established Bermuda marketplace, while generating a new stream of diversified business to our carrier partners."

 

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About Ed
Ed is owned by The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.

Ardonagh Specialty

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.