EC3 Brokers announces the launch of its specialty division, with the appointment of Jonathon Lane as head of the division. Lane is joined by Dominic Toogood and Gary Moore. All three joined on 1 May and initially will report to James Murphy, head of broking at EC3 Brokers.
Lane began his career in insurance in 2003 at XL Catlin. In 2010 he founded his own insurance consultancy business specialising in areas such as underwriting strategy and M&A, advising new syndicate start-ups. He joined RFIB in 2018 to review their overall broking strategy and was subsequently promoted to head of financial lines, professional indemnity and cyber, sitting on the RFIB speciality board.
Toogood has extensive experience in handling and marketing all types of aviation risk, such as, major airlines, airports, products manufacturers and general aviation. He joined the London aviation insurance market in 1989 and has since worked for various brokers including Willis Towers Watson, Aon and United Insurance Brokers. Most recently, he was a senior broker at Prospect Insurance Brokers.
Moore has over 40 years’ experience as a broker, specialising in the marine and energy field. Over the last 20 years he has focussed specifically on marine, creating various marine operations in the United States while working at Marsh, Willis, Aon and Integro. Most recently, he was also at Prospect Insurance Brokers.
Murphy said: “Jonathon, Dominic and Gary bring an array of experience and expertise to the casualty and cyber specialty division. Their combined knowledge of cyber, aviation and marine insurance is unparalleled and invaluable. This is a fantastic opportunity for EC3 Brokers to expand and excel in this department and we look forward to growing organically.”
Danny Driscoll, CEO, added: “These individuals and the creation of the casualty and cyber specialty division are an excellent addition to EC3 Brokers. Their expertise will enable us to better assist clients while growing our business within the market.”