Independent global insurance brokerage HW International has announced the appointment of Martin Kelsh as board director and head of the international non-marine team of the firm’s London operation, H.W. Wood Limited.
Kelsh will also lead HWI’s expansion and hiring in the insurance market and brings over 37 years of industry experience to the role.
He joins after holding a number of senior market positions with both brokers and underwriters.
Previously, he led Neon’s Distribution offering for all broker relationships across every class of business.
“The expansion of our London office will enhance our presence and focus on the development of global business across all classes of business,” said Steven Rudduck, MD of the HWI London office, H.W. Wood Ltd.
“We have found the most forward-thinking and experienced leader in Martin. His passion for providing the best service and advice to clients makes him the perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture.”
Commenting on his appointment, Kelsh said, “HWI’s independence and developing global footprint is a true differentiator.
“I am thrilled to join a strong, privately held company in London that is focused on delivering the commitments we promise to our clients. We are building a high performance team with a strong culture that can make a real difference to clients and their businesses.”