The new hire brings 25 years of experience to the role

Morna Leather Ardonagh CFO

Morna Leather

Ardonagh Global Partners (AGP) has today announced the appointment of Morna Leather as chief financial officer.

Leather brings 25 years of experience to the team, primarily in financial services and insurance broking.

Most recently, Leather was chief financial officer at RFIB Group, a global insurance and reinsurance broker. During her tenure, she managed the business through a period of growth and diversification, including the execution of strategic acquisitions in the UK and overseas. She also oversaw its successful sale to Tysers.

Prior to RFIB, Leather worked at Aon Benfield and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

At AGP, the new hire will work closely with chief executive Des O’Connor as the business invests in and supports its management teams to realise their growth ambitions.

‘Buy, build, boost’

O’Connor said: “Morna is a commercial and collaborative CFO with considerable international experience.

“I’m delighted that she has joined Ardonagh Global Partners as we embark on our buy, build, boost strategy in partnership with top class management teams around the world.”

Leather added: “Ardonagh is a business I’ve long admired. The opportunity to support its global ambitions as part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial team made this role very attractive.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues and the wider business.”

Ardonagh Global Partners was launched in April 2021 with an aim to invest in insurance distribution businesses outside of the UK and Europe.

The group currently comprises of US healthcare and benefits underwriter AccuRisk Solutions in a joint venture with the Amynta Group, Resilium – Australia’s largest independent broker network – as well as M&A insurance specialist Hemsley Wynne Furlonge.