Ardonagh Group hires ex-Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward

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Richard Ward will take on the role of Executive Chairman of Specialty & International and MGA.

The Specialty & International segment is comprised of Bishopsgate and Price Forbes (previously collectively the wholesale segment), with the MGA segment encompassing all of Ardonagh’s MGA activities.

Richard will join the Group on 10th September 2018. Chairman of The Ardonagh Group, John Tiner commented; “Richard’s career speaks for itself; he has exceptional pedigree and will bring unrivalled expertise to the Ardonagh Group Executive. The Board and all the shareholders are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

CEO of The Ardonagh Group David Ross added: “If anything was to validate the momentum behind The Ardonagh Group, the arrival of Richard is in itself another milestone for our organisation.   I have worked with Richard in many guises over the past decade and to be able to now call him a colleague is a great moment for us all. The perfect cultural fit, Richard will become an integral part of a cohesive, highly skilled Executive team.  His presence across the MGA and Specialty & International segments can only add substantially to our ability to both create and capitalise on future growth opportunities. Under his leadership, one can only feel genuinely excited by what’s to come.”

Richard Ward added: “Spending time with the Ardonagh team has given me the chance to really understand the unique position the Group holds in the industry, having built an unrivalled stable of a market leading brands and businesses. The arrival of this high profile, diverse portfolio continues to generate interest from across the globe nearly twelve months after its creation. This makes for a captivating, personal opportunity which I am very much looking forward to.”