EC3 Brokers announces the appointment of Colin Bird who will 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.
Bird, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the business. From 1995 to 2015, he was chairman and CEO of Besso Insurance, which was backed by BP Marsh. Bird stepped down as CEO in 2015. He retained his chairmanship until the business was sold to BGC in 2017, at which point Bird became a non-executive director. Having grown the business tremendously, Bird retired in 2019. He retains his position as 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.”