David Ross, Ardonagh Group (UK)
David Ross assumed the top job at Ardonagh Group in June 2017, following a two-year process by shareholders and management to create the market-leading independent distribution group in the UK. Ross’ insurance career has spanned 27 years, most recently as CEO of Towergate, the original investment by HPS in the UK insurance intermediary industry, where he led the business through a period of turnaround and transformation. The success of the Towergate transformation during 2016 and 2017 enabled the creation of the Ardonagh Group in June 2017. Ross also advised MDP and HPS on the acquisition of the other assets required to fulfil the vision during 2015 and 2016. An Insead alumnus, Ross’ insurance career also included 25 years at Arthur J Gallagher, where his most recent role was as CEO of the international division.