He brings with him “extensive” industry experience and expertise, having served in a variety of leadership roles, including underwriting and brokerage, throughout a 26-year career.
Brooks said: “I very much look forward to welcoming Jon to Ascot and working with him as we continue the build out of our businesses.
He added: “In a short space of time, we’ve made tremendous progress, with an emphasis on underwriting discipline and the acquiring of high quality teams.
“From this very solid foundation, having someone of Jon’s enormous experience and expertise in the insurance space will be hugely beneficial in building upon what we have achieved, helping to take Ascot to the next level.”
Zaffino added: “I am thrilled to join Ascot at this exciting time in its evolution. I look forward to partnering with Andrew and the executive team, as well as all of the talented Ascot colleagues across the organization to continue on this path of growth and transformation.”