Ed bolsters P&C division with appointment of James Blacker as managing director

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of James Blacker as managing director of property and casualty. Blacker will take up his role in December and report to Chris Bonard, CEO - Ed Specialty.

Blacker brings 23 years of experience in the insurance industry to Ed. He joins from Arthur J Gallagher where he served as executive director for the casualty division for over a decade. In this role he was responsible for developing relationships across the globe to foster new and maintain existing business. Prior to this, Blacker served as an associate director for Jardine Lloyd Thompson broking large casualty accounts as well as managing and developing the Australasian book of business.

Chris Bonard said: “Ed has increasingly become a magnet for the market’s leading brokers. We are committed to fostering an environment which encourages talent, entrepreneurialism and where brokers genuinely act in the interests of our clients. James is an excellent addition to our growing team. With his exceptional experience and expertise he is the ideal candidate to spearhead the growth of our property and casualty division. I am delighted to welcome him to the team.