Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announces the appointment of Mark Simons as Head of Business Development and Production, Bermuda.
Simons, who joins next month will focus on developing and fostering client relationships. He joins from Marsh Bermuda where he was Senior Vice President FINPRO. He has held various senior roles across HSBC, JLT, Park, AIG and Aon in Bermuda over the last 20 years, with a particular focus on professional and casualty lines.
Chris Bonard, CEO commented: "It is fantastic to welcome such a senior Bermudian (re)insurance professional to the Ed team here on the island. It's a testament to the strength of what we are building and to the service we offer to clients that we continue to make high quality hires. Mark will bring great experience and understanding of our clients' needs and we look forward to welcoming him to the team."
Simons said: "I'm impressed by the scope of Ed's ambition in Bermuda and globally, and the way they are setting out to provide a distinct, independent service for clients. I believe there is significant demand for that offering and I'm very excited to become a part of the leadership team."
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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.