Price Forbes, part of the Ardonagh Group of companies, has expanded its power, utility and construction team with four new appointments.
Simon Howell joins the company from Marsh UK where he was a managing director and placement leader for power and utilities, and was a member of the energy and power practice executive committee.
He brings over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has a broad global perspective on insurers and delivering innovative client solutions. Howell has deep market knowledge and relationships across a broad spectrum of the market.
James Williams will join Howell on the team. Williams joins from JLT specialty’s energy division and has almost twenty years’ experience in power, renewable and onshore energy accounts. Williams previously worked at Aon and Marsh. He brings in wide-ranging knowledge across the power sector, including downstream and midstream energy.
Joining both Howell and Williams is David Cramphorn. Cramphorn boasts over 13 years’ experience working as an account handler and broker specialising in onshore energy and construction risks. Previously he worked for Cooper Gay in their non-marine division, and was responsible for broking worldwide construction risks before moving to Marsh. In 2015, Cramphorn joined Miller Insurance Services to work within their onshore energy team as an account handler and broker for various international and US clients within the oil and gas, chemical, power/utilities and renewable sectors.
Strengthening the team further is Charlotte Higgins, who joins from Miller later this month as broker.
Speaking of his appointment Howell commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Price Forbes at an exciting time as the company accelerates growth plans, whilst maintaining their independent broker status and dedication to client service excellence. I am excited to be joining the team and look forward to building on the Price Forbes brand in our target markets.”
James Masterton CEO Price Forbes said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon, James, David & Charlotte to such a leading team in the industry. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise which I firmly believe when combined with our existing strengths, will be extremely beneficial to our producers and clients. We are excited for the opportunities this combination will bring.”