International insurance broker, Howden, has appointed Sarah Neild as Head of UK Cyber Retail, where she will report to David Rees, and be based in London.
Neild will join Howden in November once her contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
Her appointment reflects Howden’s commitment to continue with investing in its Cyber proposition, building on existing expertise and attracting the best talent in the market.
Neild will bring over 30 years of experience in the cyber market with her towards her new role. She has held senior positions in the Cyber, Media and Technology specialist teams at Marsh, where she currently serves as a Senior Vice President, working across a broad range of sectors including broadcasters and telecommunications companies.
Neild’s appointment is another significant hire for Howden, as the broker recently announced the appointment of Adam Reed, to head the company’s large and complex risk team, which serves major corporates primarily in the FTSE 100/250.
David Rees, Executive Director, who leads Howden’s Cyber and Technology Solutions Practice, comments: “Sarah is one of the most experienced people in the Cyber space, and we are privileged to have her join our established team. She will add depth and breadth to our expertise, strengthening our client solutions and making Howden a formidable force in the Cyber and Technology insurance market.”
Sarah Hughes, Global Head of Financial Lines, Howden added: “Howden is committed to attracting individuals who have a relentless focus on delivering for their clients. The need for Cyber insurance is at the forefront of our clients’ priorities as cyber incidents increase in frequency. The Financial Lines business is committed to ensuring that our clients have the knowledge and tools to achieve business resiliency on their cyber journey.”