David A. Edwards
CEO Global Solutions, CEO UK & Germany

David has over 40 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s insurance market and formed a new marine broker in 1989 that was amalgamated into London Special Risks (now Edge London) in 1995. He was the sole shareholder of Edge London until 2015 and founder of the Edge Group. He is CEO of the Group’s UK and German operations. David is a fellow of the Royal Society and trustee Chairman of ASPIRE a UK registered charity.

Tom Hellebø
CEO Singapore

Tom has lived in Singapore for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience from Marine Underwriting, Marine and Energy Insurance Consulting, Shipping, Risk Management, and Insurance Broking. In 2008 Tom started Edge Singapore as MD and Founding Partner. His previous work experience includes 11 years of Underwriting with Gjensidige and Vesta, 7 years with Aon Asia as Regional Marine Director and as Director for the company’s Singapore marine department. Prior to this he was employed with Osprey Maritime Limited, Singapore, as their Risk Manager. Following the acquisition of Osprey by Gotaas-Larsen, London he was promoted to Commercial Manager for the Group based in Singapore. This position included marketing of their LNG activities, Joint Venture negotiations, Sale and Purchase negotiations, and employment contract work for the 30 ships that were owned by the company at that time. He also represented the Company in Intertanko’s Insurance Committee, London.


Gunnar Opkvitne
Group Financial Director & Company Secretary

Gunnar is a graduate from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has a background as a Finance Director of stocklisted EDB Ergo Group ASA (now EVRY ASA). He has also been the Finance Director of CSC Nordic focusing on business support, business development and optimization of procedures and processes. He has shipping experience from Westfleet (part of KGJS / Gearbulk Group) where he was Finance and IT manager. Finally he was Finance and IT Manager for Norwegian Law firm Thommessen. Gunnar holds Board positions in several property investment companies.

Tom E. Midttun
Group CEO

Tom has 35 years of marine risk experience from both the underwriting and broking side of the market. His previous experience includes positions as Senior Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of leading marine insurer Vesta Marine & Energy. Subsequently he was Senior Vice President of merger projects, reinsurance and strategy at Gard. He has been a Chairman of the Norwegian Market organisation CEFOR, a member of Det Norske Veritas’ Council, a member of the Board of claims agency Scandinavian Marine Claims Office, and had a significant role in developing the maritime incident reporting system SAFIR. In 2001 he was a Founding Partner, Managing Director and Chairman of Edge Norway (formerly NorthEdge). He is Deputy Chairman of the Norwegian Brokers’ Association.

David Alwyn
Global Head of P&I Practice / CEO Asia

David Alwyn recently joined Edge and has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Having qualified as a solicitor at Hill Dickinson and working as a Claims Executive for the Standard Club in London, he was posted to Singapore for 7 years as the General Manager/Underwriter and Principal Officer of Standard Asia. During this period of time he was responsible for the establishment of a non-marine mutual called Capricorn Mutual in Australia and New Zealand as well as the management of Unimutual – a mutual established to insure the universities in Australia. Following a period as Chief Operating Officer of Charles Taylor Asia Pacific in Australia, he returned to Europe and joined Wilson Europe in 2007. This career change from underwriter/mutual manager to broker  enabled David to focus on the broking side of P&I insurance.  He is in the unique position of not only placing shipowners P&I insurance but also placing the reinsurance of P&I Clubs.

David is a qualified solicitor and has an LLB and LLM from University College London.

Anders Langeland Johannessen
Managing Director

Joined Edge in 2018 from the Norwegian Hull Club where he was a Senior Vice President and Head of Section Asia Pacific & Global Specialty. Previously he had been an Underwriter and Senior Underwriter since 2014. He started his insurance career with Edge Norway in 2008 before he left in 2014 as a Director of Projects. He is an authorised insurance broker from the Norwegian Broker’s Association, and has a four year programme in economics and business administration consisting of three years at bachelor/undergraduate level and one year at master/graduate level from the Norwegian School of Commerce. He is currently CEO of Edge Norway and Global Head of Edge’s Project Risk Practice.

Paul Sweasey
Global Head of Financial & Political Risk Practice

Paul is a career specialist in trade credit and political risk having started his broking career in 1984.

With experience gained with some of the most innovative teams in the Market, Paul has developed business on four continents and worked with the broadest possible spectrum of industry and commerce. 

Today the Special Risks team Paul leads complements this experience to provide Market leading insurance and re-insurance coverage to a growing global portfolio of  Banks, traders, corporates and Export Credit Agencies.

Britta Winkler
Managing Director Germany

Britta joined Edge Germany in June 2017 after working as a Senior Claims Executive for a Hamburg based insurance broker for the last 6.5 years. Prior to that she was working as a Technical Management Supervisor and Claims Executive for 10 years for a well known Hamburg based ship owner. Working in the maritime field all these years she has acquired a protruding knowledge of marine insurance and she has established trustworthy business relations worldwide and is well acquainted with insurers, customers, lawyers and surveyors..

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