International insurance broker Howden has appointed Charlie Connell to its Sports & Entertainment practice group in the newly created Head of Entertainment role.
Connell joins from EC3 Brokers where he was Head of Contingency and Entertainment, a role he has held for the past four years.
In his new position, he will be responsible for developing and delivering solutions for clients in the entertainment sector, enabling them to navigate the continued insurance and risk management related challenges posed by Covid-19.
Connell will join after he has fulfilled his contractual obligations, reporting to Duncan Fraser, Head of Sports & Entertainment, Howden.
The announcement of the new role follows the launch of the global Sports & Entertainment practice group earlier this year.
“Talent is a core focus for Howden, so welcoming Charlie to the team is a fantastic result,” said Fraser.
“His expertise and experience will be of huge benefit for our clients in the entertainment sector, enabling them to plan live events with greater certainty and capitalise on the hugely significant pent-up demand amongst consumers across the globe.”