Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of John Head as a broker and producer with immediate effect. John will support the growth of the professional and executive risk portfolio, a key area of focus and development for Ed, and further strengthen the firm’s cyber offering.
John joins Ed from Paragon International Insurance where, since 2018, he has been building an impressive reputation as a cyber and technology E&O broker with a primary focus on the US wholesale market. John began his insurance career in underwriting in 2015, working with the financial lines team at Antares.
Henry Warner, Divisional Director – Cyber at Ed said: "The cyber market is increasingly becoming more complex and clients, more than ever, need us to expertly navigate the current challenging market for them. John’s experience in the wholesale cyber market as well as his proven ability to provide bespoke solutions to clients ranging from SMEs to large corporations, will be hugely beneficial. We look forward to working with him."
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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.