London-based EC3 Brokers have appointed Colin Bird to work alongside senior management to focus on the growth of the company.
Bird, who joined on 1 May, will also oversee the newly created specialty casualty and cyber team.
He brings over three decades of industry experience and between 1995 to 2015, he was chairman and CEO of Besso Insurance. Bird stepped down as CEO in 2015 but retained his chairmanship until the business was sold to BGC in 2017, at which point Bird became a non-executive director.
Most recently, he was a non-executive chairman at Prospect Insurance Brokers.
Bird said: “I look forward to working alongside quality people to grow the specialty team and the business as a whole. I have a longstanding relationship with BP Marsh, as does EC3 Brokers, so that was an attractive opportunity for me. It’s encouraging to work with such good people under great leadership.”
Danny Driscoll, CEO, added: “We’re excited to have Colin on board. He is extremely talented and business minded. He has a proven long and successful history of growing businesses, so we look forward to working with him as we grow EC3 Brokers and strengthen our relationships with clients.”