The Ardonagh Group has named Neil Higgins, previously of Miller, as Head of Facultative Reinsurance at Inver Re, its recently launched reinsurance brokerage.
In his new role, Higgins takes on oversight of the creation of a client centric, strategic, flexible and market-neutral approach to facultative reinsurance solutions.
He joins Inver Re from Miller, where he has been for the last decade, most recently serving as Head of Property.
During his time with Miller, Higgins played a key role in growing the business from a team of 12 to a P&C unit of more than 100. Earlier in his career, Higgins held senior roles at PWS and Newman Martin and Buchan.
James Masterton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ardonagh Specialty, commented: “Neil is a proven leader who understands what it takes to build a reinsurance business that can deliver real value for clients. We are delighted to be welcoming him to Inver Re and the wider Ardonagh Group at this pivotal moment in our history.”
Higgins added: “Clients face increasingly complex challenges and by harnessing the strong foundations and reach of The Ardonagh Group, Inver Re is perfectly poised to structure exceptional solutions to address these needs.
“I’m truly excited to be building a facultative division with a singular focus on service excellence to ensure clients goals are met every time.”
The Ardonagh Group announced the launch of Inver Re at the end of last month, with ambitions to develop the reinsurance broker into a top five global player.