Independent international insurance and reinsurance broker Cooper Gay & Co. Ltd, the London-based subsidiary of the Cooper Gay Group, has appointed placing specialist William Elborne to lead the London team in developing business with clients in Europe. His main focus will be on solutions for large and complex property risks, and developing joint strategies with Cooper Gay’s local partners in this region, particularly in the German-speaking countries, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Reporting to Malcolm Harvey, Managing Director of Non-Marine Europe for Cooper Gay & Co. Ltd, William Elborne brings more than 20 years’ experience in designing and placing both direct and reinsurance solutions in the global markets, for clients across Europe. He worked formerly for Aon Global, where he led the London property placing team for the EMEA region, and at Marsh, with whom he spent six years working in Germany.
Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm Harvey said: “This key position is part of Cooper Gay’s ongoing growth plans for our European non-marine business. We are delighted to add William’s significant expertise to our growing team, and look forward to further success in developing relationships in these major markets.”