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HDI Global Specialty recruits Martin Jackson as Head of Aviation & Space

20th May 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

HDI Global Specialty SE, the recently launched collaborative specialty insurance venture between HDI Global and Hannover Re, has appointed Martin Jackson as Head of Aviation and Space.

martin-jacksonBased in the company’s London office, he will take over the role from Tim Slade, effective May 20.

Jackson most recently served as Class Underwriter, Marine and Transport at Neon, and oversaw the Marine division’s expansion into Aviation.

He brings 30 years of Aviation underwriting experience to the HDI Global Specialty team, having previously worked as global head of Aviation at Aspen, where he managed the global expansion of its London based Aviation team.

“Martin’s track record speaks for itself,” said Richard Taylor, member of the Executive Board of Management and UK Managing Director at HDI Global Specialty SE.

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“He is well known in the London Aviation market and has an enviable reputation for writing consistently profitable books of business,” he added.

“I am confident in his ability to continue this diligent, technical and profitable approach to underwriting, as we continue to grow our specialty business.”

Mats Westerborn, Managing Director for HDI Global Specialty SE Scandinavian Branch, the main hub for Aviation in the group, also commented: “Martin is highly respected in the Aviation market and will be a valuable resource in the ongoing growth of our global book of Aviation and Space business.”

HDI Global Specialty SE launched at the beginning of 2019 writing global specialty lines, with the aim of growing through new teams, portfolios and M&A.

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