Bishopsgate has made a key appointment with Conor Geraghty joining the leadership team as Managing Director of the newly formed International and Ireland division.
Conor will report to Bishopsgate CEO Graham Kilby, initially focusing on the Republic of Ireland and Australasia, with ambitions to build out into continental Europe through 2022 and beyond.
He joins the team following more than ten years at Miller Insurance Services LLP, where he held the position of joint Head of ProFin, managing a division of over 35 people, and was responsible for Miller’s professional and financial risks businesses in the UK and internationally, outside of North America.
In his new role, Conor will oversee a full-service wholesale division across multiple lines from casualty and professional liability to cyber and property. His appointment will see the Lloyd’s broker, which already has operations in the UK, North Ireland and the US, continue to grow its overseas business and distribution.
Graham Kilby, Bishopsgate CEO commented: “I’m proud of the client offering Bishopsgate has built over the last few years – and I’m incredibly excited that Conor is joining us to take that to next stage. His knowledge and experience are going to add depth to our global distribution strategy.”
“Conor’s appointment links to the wider Ardonagh Specialty strategy and international growth plans – to which the Bishopsgate team brings its own particular expertise. It’s a testament to our track record of delivery for our clients that respected industry pros like Conor want to be part of the evolving Bishopsgate story.”
The opportunity to create something new within the proven Ardonagh platform attracted Conor to the role. He added: “I’m delighted to be at Bishopsgate, and I’m looking forward to helping Graham and the rest of the team build strong relationships in new territories and bring their flair for specialty insurance to more clients and businesses.
“Having the weight and combined expertise of Ardonagh Specialty behind us is going to help us create best in class product solutions and a market-leading platform for Coverholder, facility and wholesale business in London. I can’t wait to get started.”
Launched in 2016, Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers is an independent wholesale insurance broker, focused on classes of business where the London Market provides significant global expertise and capacity for clients. Today Bishopsgate specialises in providing Energy, Accident, Health and Contingency, International Liability and Binding Authorities and Facilities for International and North American clients. For more information visit: www.bishopsgateinsurance.co.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 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.