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Howden hires Swiss Re’s Stanley Cochrane as Head of Energy Transformation

22nd September 2021

International insurance broker Howden has appointed Stanley Cochrane as Head of Energy Transformation. Cochrane joins Howden from Swiss Re, where he spent 30 years as a property underwriter, specialising in energy, natural resources and complex risks. Most recently, he spent six years in Singapore as Head Property & Specialty Asia Pacific. He will ... Read the full article

Zurich puts capacity behind Howden’s KGM Underwriting

16th September 2021

Zurich UK has announced a new long-term agreement with KGM Underwriting, a specialist and niche motor insurer and part of the A-Plan / Howden Group. The partnership secures Zurich’s solus capacity, over a five-year term, for KGM’s motor portfolio. The five-year arrangement is worth over £700 million GWP and will commence in ... Read the full article

Howden hires Paul Tubb as Executive Director for Assets team

2nd September 2021

International insurance broker Howden has appointed Paul Tubb as Executive Director and head of the newly created Infrastructure Assets team, a specialist practice within Howden’s construction division. Tubb will start his new position next year, and will report to Naresh Dade, Managing Director, Global Head of Construction. He will be responsible for ... Read the full article

Howden hires Caroline Birch as Disaster Relief Executive

26th August 2021

International broker Howden has appointed Caroline Birch, to its new Climate Risk and Resilience division as Disaster Relief Executive. Birch has spent just under 20 years working in the field with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, and the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid ... Read the full article

Howden hires Jeroen Everling as CEO, Netherlands

24th August 2021

Insurance broker Howden has appointed Jeroen Everling as Chief Executive Officer in the Netherlands, with a focus on building a specialist team for mid and large domestic and international clients. Howden already has a leading specialist marine operation with a corporate portfolio in Rotterdam, which is led by Jan Oosterom. Everling will ... Read the full article

DUAL to acquire Align Financial Holdings

12th August 2021

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Howden Group, has reached an agreement to acquire Align Financial Holdings, one of the leading specialist general agency and underwriting management groups in the US. Kieran Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Align, will lead the combined US businesses, supported by Jim O’Connor, CEO of DUAL North ... Read the full article

Howden promotes Will Bloomer to Chief Corporate, Legal Affairs Officer

11th August 2021

Howden Group has announced the appointment of Will Bloomer to the newly created role of Chief Corporate and Legal Affairs Officer. In this expanded role, Bloomer’s main focus will be on major, complex corporate initiatives and development. Frances Coats joins the company as Group General Counsel to lead the international legal team, ... Read the full article

Howden adds Kelly Lyles to board of directors

6th August 2021

Global insurance group, Howden Group Holdings has appointed Kelly Lyles as an independent Non-Executive Director within its board of directors. Lyles brings over 35 years of industry experience and a strong global perspective. She began her career with AIG in New York before moving to London and Paris where she held multiple ... Read the full article

Howden appoints Charlie Connell to lead Sports & Entertainment

4th August 2021

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 ... Read the full article

Howden expands into Italy, launches start-up platform

29th July 2021

International insurance broker Howden has launched a new business in Italy following the acquisition of broker Andrea Scagliarini SpA (Scagliarini). Establishing operations in Italy is seen as vital to enabling the firm to expand in Europe, enabling them to deliver service to both local and multinational clients. The launch of Howden Italy ... Read the full article

Howden Re hires Luke Birtwistle as Divisional Director, Casualty

26th July 2021

Howden Reinsurance, part of international re/insurance intermediary Howden Broking, has appointed Luke Birtwistle as Divisional Director to its newly formed Casualty treaty team. Birtwistle has over eight years of experience in the casualty treaty market and joins from ArgoGlobal, where he spent five years as a casualty treaty underwriter. Prior to that, ... Read the full article

Howden launches climate risk, resilience division

15th July 2021

International insurance group Howden has announced the launch of a climate risk and resilience division, set to be led by Charlie Langdale. The team will focus on risk transfer products designed to help accelerate and de-risk the move towards a low carbon economy, as well as mitigate the results of climate ... Read the full article

Howden declares a ‘digital pandemic’ as ransomware attacks rise 170%

5th July 2021

Insurance broker Howden has released a report examining today’s cyber insurance market, one it says is being driven by rampant ransomware attacks, higher rates and shifting regulation. Declaring a ‘digital pandemic’, Howden says ransomware is now the predominant cyber threat confronting businesses of all sizes, with 170% more attacks having taken ... Read the full article

HX launches data-driven insurance platform NOVA

1st July 2021

HX, the data analytics and advisory division of Howden Group Holdings, has announced the launch of NOVA, an insurance business platform designed to give users a better understanding of the market and its underlying drivers. By amalgamating unique data sets - including proprietary Howden pricing and placement information, loss trends, regulatory ... Read the full article

Prince Charles launches industry-led climate change task force at Lloyd’s

24th June 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales has launched his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) insurance task force today during a visit to Lloyd’s of London. Chaired by Lloyd’s, the task force is composed of executives from many of the world’s largest re/insurers and aims to provide an influential platform for the sector to ... Read the full article

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