Bishopsgate have hired Gordon Newman as executive chairman and will take up the role at the start of July.
Newman previously served at Ed as their CEO until last year having joined the company when his start up, Newman, Martin & Buchan, was aquired by Ed.
Newman was previously managing director of Seascope Insurance and an executive director of Willis Faber and Bland Welch.
Bishopsgate is the rebranded London market entity of Towergate which was rebranded in November to complement the insurers move to 55 Bishopsgate.
Towergate CEO David Ross hailed the appointment of Newman as hugely significant. Bishopsgate is led by managing director Neil Pearce, who joined last August and was most recently at Windsor Insurance Brokers.