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E&Y beefs up its insurance team

Accountants Ernst & Young (EY) has announced three new appointments to its London and Bermuda insurance team.

Paul Cooper, Simon Burtwell and Ben Reid have all been appointed to senior roles due to increased demand from its clients.

Mr Cooper, formerly with Ernst & Young Assurance, returns to the firm as an assurance partner after five years with Hiscox Insurance as finance director.

Mr Burtwell has been admitted to the firm’s partnership in advisory. He has more than 20 years experience in consulting, underwriting and broking roles for London market, large commercial risk and reinsurance carriers including senior roles with Ace and Willis.

During the last four years with EY Mr Burtwell led a number of key projects for London market clients in Bermuda, Europe, Middle East and Asia with particular focus on performance improvement, IT enablement and Islamic finance.

With seven years experience in EY’s performance improvement practice, focusing on broking, insurance and reinsurance clients, Mr Reid joins the core team as senior manager.

In his previous role he led the design and delivery of enterprise target operating model design and cost reduction programmes for a range of London market clients.

Tim Legett, who leads the EY London and Bermuda practice, said: “I congratulate Simon on his admission to partnership and extend a warm welcome to Paul and Ben on joining the London and Bermuda insurance team.

“These appointments demonstrate a significant and strategic investment by Ernst & Young, and are a sign of the firm’s continuing commitment to the London and Bermuda insurance markets.”

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Published August 05, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 05, 2011 at 10:06 am)

E&Y beefs up its insurance team

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