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NFP names co-leaders for North America construction and infrastructure practice



Property-casualty broker NFP has announced the appointment of David Bowcott and Adrian Pellen as co-leaders of the company’s North America Construction & Infrastructure Group. In their new roles, Bowcott and Pellen will provide clients with comprehensive construction and surety services tailored to complex national and cross-border projects.

Bowcott (pictured above left) joins NFP from Aon, where he served as chief commercial officer for its global construction and infrastructure group. Prior to Aon, he worked for Marsh Canada as Toronto surety department manager and regional manager for surety. Bowcott is a board member for the Canadian Construction Association and The Institute of Asset Management. He also provides strategic advisory services to various built-environment venture capital companies and tech startups. He is based in Toronto.

Pellen (pictured above right) joins the company from Marsh, where he led infrastructure for the company’s construction practice across the US and Canada. Prior to joining Marsh, he served as director of infrastructure at Aon. Pellen is a US Branch Council member for IPFA, the global professional association for the infrastructure and energy financing industry. He is based in Chicago.

Both will report to Henry Lombardi, executive vice president of property and casualty at NFP.

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“Last year’s historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ensures there will be a massive amount of spending on construction projects across the country over the next decade and beyond,” said Doug Hammond, chairman and CEO of NFP. “This is great news for the construction industry, but it comes with a unique set of challenges that can compromise project success and profitability. Appointing these two industry leaders and establishing an integrated NFP North America construction and infrastructure business strengthens our position in the marketplace and ability to help clients navigate complexities and protect their assets.”

“We’re very excited to welcome David and Adrian to NFP as we advance toward becoming the preeminent risk control-driven insurance advisor and broker,” Lombardi said. “These hires bring unmatched complex project risk advisory talent and reinforce our commitment to a cross-border North America strategy centered on building specialized areas of expertise across P&C and benefits. As we continue to focus on ways to better serve clients, these additions solidify NFP’s position as a destination of choice in the construction brokerage industry and add tremendous value in supporting our mission to deliver an excellent experience for the insured.”

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