Jerry Ridge as Global Head of Marine and Energy Reinsurance
London, 28 June – Lockton, the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker, is bolstering its Marine and Energy Reinsurance proposition with the appointment of Jerry Ridge as Global Head of Marine and Energy Reinsurance.
Ridge joins Lockton from Willis Re where he was Chairman of Global Specialty. Prior to this he held previous positions as co-CEO of Willis Re Speciality and Managing Director of Willis Re Global Marine and Energy.
Bringing 37 years of experience in the reinsurance industry, Ridge will head up Lockton’s rapidly growing international Marine and Energy Reinsurance business group.
Ridge will be joined by Jennifer Jones from Willis Re, where she was Executive Director. Additional members of Lockton’s Marine and Energy Reinsurance team will be announced shortly.
Neil Nimmo, CEO of Lockton International comments: “We’re making great strides in building a world-class Marine and Energy Reinsurance team, and we’re delighted to welcome Jerry on board to lead that business unit through its next stage of growth.
“Jerry brings close to four decades worth of experience within the marine and energy reinsurance market which, combined with Lockton’s dynamic and innovative approach, will allow us to offer our clients a truly differentiated broking service.”
Ridge comments: “I’m delighted to be joining Lockton at such an important juncture in the development of its reinsurance business, and look forward to building out the business’ proposition in the marine and energy sector.
“By placing an unrivaled level of emphasis on client service, Lockton is bringing a fresh approach to the marine and energy reinsurance market. We’re in the perfect position to challenge the more established players with a culture of ‘broking done differently’ that places clients and their needs front and centre.”
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