Ardonagh Group appoints health and protection financial director


The Ardonagh Group has announced the appointment of David Edmands as financial director of its Health and Protection business.

He will work closely with Healthcare CEO Iain Laws on the integration of Towergate Health and Chase Templeton, which became part of the Ardonagh Group in June 2017.

The Health and Protection business employs 175 people across the UK and arranges private health insurance worth over £100m for companies and individuals.

David joins from travel insurance specialist ERV where he was interim CFO. He has several years’ experience in health insurance and employee benefits having held financial director positions at Aon, RSA and Lorica, where he was an integral part of the M&A team. 

Iain Laws says: “We are delighted that David has chosen to join the team in this key leadership role to drive organic and acquisitive growth. His expertise and experience in this sector will be invaluable in helping to create the market leading health and protection advisory firm. I am look forward to working with David and to his contribution to our cultural and commercial development.”

David Edmands says: “I’m thrilled to be joining The Ardonagh Group at this stage in its journey. Towergate Health and Chase Templeton have terrific customer-focused cultures and there is huge potential to grow the business both within our sister companies and the wider market.”