Ed hires another Bermuda broking veteran in Mark Simons

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Reinsurance, specialty and wholesale broking group Ed continues to build its Bermuda market platform, adding another experienced hire in Mark Simons, who joins the firm to lead business development and production on the island.

Ed broking logoMark Simons joins Ed’s Bermuda broking operation from his most recent role with Marsh, where he specialised in financial lines.

Simons joins Ed as Head of Business Development and Production, Bermuda, next month.

His career of 20 years in insurance and reinsurance broking in Bermuda saw him holding a range of senior roles with firms including HSBC, JLT Park, AIG and Aon in Bermuda, with a particular focus on professional and casualty lines.

The new role sees him focusing on client relationships and development, and his contacts on the island could help Ed open doors with new potential ceding clients.

Chris Bonard, CEO commented on the appointment, “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 added, “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.”

Ed recently appointed John Turner (previously of Aon) as its new Chairman of Ed Bermuda, and hired Carrie Kelley, previously of Barbican, as its new Head of Property Insurance, Bermuda.

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