Heather Clarkson, Director and Divisional CEO, Specialty at Ed has joined the LIIBA, taking up her seat with immediate effect and replacing Andrew Draycott, CEO of Ed London.
Heather joined Ed Broking as MD of its Marine Division in 2018, was appointed CEO of Ed’s Specialty Division and a Director of the Board of Ed Broking LLP in January 2019. In 2020 her remit was extended further taking on responsibility for the marine and non-marine reinsurance teams at Ed. She was previously at Aon Risk Solutions where she had most recently held the position of Chief Broking Officer - Marine and Head of Hull. She was also a member of Aon’s Global and London Marine executive committees. Heather began her career with Marsh, where she served for over 20 years in the Montreal and London offices.
Christopher Croft, CEO of LIIBA, said: "These are challenging times for everyone in the intermediary sector and we are delighted Heather is joining our board. Her wealth of experience in one of London’s core markets will be invaluable, as will be her representation of our wider community and the independent wholesale community – whose voice is vital in our work".
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