Risk Partners

Piiq Risk Partners has been created to give the insurance sector an exciting new alternative.

We are bringing together some of the industry’s leading talent, who are highly skilled in creating innovative and strategic client solutions with unrivalled expertise.

Working with Piiq Risk Partners will introduce you to a fresh perspective.

We are focused on invigorating the industry, placing our client’s unique needs at the centre of our proposition.

Our story

The teams at Piiq consist of some of the top talent in the aviation, construction and energy insurance market.

Their knowledge and experience speak for itself, but the key ingredient that makes them stand out is their shared drive and desire to build a fresh, independent, client focussed business.

Piiq is part of The Ardonagh Group, the largest independent insurance broker in the UK.

The Piiq advantage


We have access to some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world.


Our expert teams consist of some of the best talent in the market.


We provide a fresh perspective on how to best meet our clients' risk management challenges.


Piiq Risk Partners is part of The Ardonagh Group. Our clients can be confident they’re dealing with an organisation that has a long term, financially stable parent with an impressive technology pedigree.

What does Piiq mean?

Our name is inspired by several different elements.

Derived from piquant and peak, it suggests ‘exciting to the mind’ and ‘the point of highest activity, quality or achievement’, which aligns to our customer experience.

But we also wanted something, contemporary and vibrant to reflect the type of business that we are building.

It is a bold name to go with our bold ambition.

Our leadership team

Mark Watson

Chairman, Global Construction

Mark joined Ardonagh Specialty/Piiq as Chairman in July 2022 to spearhead the global construction operations of Ardonagh Specialty and Piiq construction services group.

Prior to this, he was Chairman of Construction for Alesco where he had been from 2016.

Mark began his insurance career over 35 years ago with Lloyd’s of London. He later joined Willis Faber & Dumas, where he was involved in large US casualty risk management accounts. Mark then moved to London Special Risks, specialising specifically in construction and contractors, before joining Aon as Head of Global Casualty.

In 2003, Mark joined Jardine Lloyd Thompson to establish and build a US construction casualty practice.

Marcel Chad

President, Aviation

Marcel joined the team in June 2019 from JLT Aerospace where he was a Partner, prior to which he was CEO and Deputy Global Chairman, Marsh Aviation Practice. He is among the most respected names in the aviation and aerospace (re) insurance business, presenting a formidable proposition for clients in this vital sector.

News and views


Would you like to be part of something new and exciting? Perhaps you’re looking for the next big step in your career?

Joining the Piiq Aviation or Construction team could be the answer for you.

We’re actively building out our business and we’re looking for the most talented individuals in the industry to join our teams in the UK and US. Whether you are a broker, a sales person or a claims specialist, if you’re the best in your field then we’d like to talk to you.

For a confidential discussion please simply drop us an email (and your CV) at:

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