Senior management update

06 December, 2023 |Ardonagh Group | Appointments

The Ardonagh Group today announces the following changes to its senior management team for 2024:

Conor Brennan will assume the new role of Executive Chairman of Ardonagh International, bringing entities previously part of Ardonagh Europe and Ardonagh Global Partners into one platform supported by one leadership team.

Conor, who previously led Ardonagh Europe, will be joined by Des O’Connor, previously CEO Ardonagh Global Partners, in the new role of Chief Investment Officer International.

They will be supported by John McCarthy as CFO International, who has transitioned his Arachas CFO responsibilities to Martin Mohan.

In Ireland, Joey Wynne, currently Deputy CEO of Arachas, will step into the Arachas CEO role* in line with a longstanding succession plan. 

Antony Erotocritou will take on the role of Group Chief Commercial Officer, working with Chief Executive David Ross, CFO Diane Cougill and CIO Aurelio Cusaro, on corporate and financial transactions.

Andrew Wallin, previously Group Head of M&A, has been appointed CEO of Specialty Broking*.

Commenting on the appointments, Group CEO David Ross said:

“We have very deliberately built a deep bench of talent within our top team, a group of people with unique expertise and complementary skillsets. Over the years we have been able to draw on this time and time again as the shape and structure of this company has evolved. Once again, we are able to leverage our pool of exceptional people to build further on Ardonagh’s track record as an asset manager intent on delivering maximum value for our businesses and shareholders.”   

*Subject to regulatory approval





The Ardonagh Group is one of the world’s largest independent insurance distribution platforms. We are a collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a combined workforce of over 10,000 colleagues and a network spanning 200+ locations in more than 30 countries. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain globally. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs.

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