Aventum Group's Consilium recruits industry veteran

New hire to manage firm's global strategic direction and growth

Aventum Group's Consilium recruits industry veteran

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Consilium, an international insurance and reinsurance broker under the Aventum Group, has recruited James Baird for a senior leadership position. 

Baird, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, joins Consilium from Ardonagh-owned Ed Broking, where he was director of its strategic risk group. He will work together with Aventum’s leadership team to manage the Consilium’s strategic direction and growth globally.

“I’m very excited to welcome James to the Aventum family,” said David Bearman, CEO of Aventum Group. “With his leadership skills and particular expertise in the financial lines broking market, he will play a key strategic role in growing our global broking business with retail broking partners and direct policyholder clients. Supported by the board, James will be responsible for bringing Consilium to new territories and product lines and building upon the existing Consilium brand and client base.”

Prior to Ed Broking, Baird worked at industry giants Marsh, JLT and WTW. He was also a founding partner at Glencairn Limited.

“We are committed to growing employee ownership at Aventum – letting talent take the lead and owning a meaningful stake in its success, and this is one of the reasons that James, and other first-class talent in the market right now are joining us,” Bearman said. “In a world of private equity-owned businesses, we are the independent insurance group of choice right now with no channel conflict.  We are an oasis of difference where entrepreneurs can come and really shape their and our future.”

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