Howden Re adds three to expand global expertise

Moves follow the division's major rebrand

Howden Re adds three to expand global expertise


By Kenneth Araullo

Howden Re is expanding its team with the addition of three industry professionals, each bringing a wealth of experience following the division’s recent rebrand.

Terrence McDowell, Melodie Vanderpuye, and Hannah Ferriday Lanner have been appointed to roles that will enhance Howden Re International’s treaty capabilities, analytics services, and client coordination in the Nordics, respectively.

McDowell comes to Howden Re International Treaty from Guy Carpenter, where he served as managing director. His extensive career also includes a significant tenure at Aon, where he was the head of broking for the Nordics and Baltics, responsible for a range of key operational and strategic functions.

McDowell’s experience in the European insurance market and his expertise in broking solutions will, the company said, be invaluable to Howden Re as it seeks to expand its treaty reinsurance services.

Vanderpuye joins Howden Re to spearhead the development of analytics propositions for global clients. Her background includes a recent role as senior cat model specialist at Swiss Re and positions at Qatar Reinsurance Company Ltd and Antares Reinsurance, where she focused on catastrophe pricing and analytics.

Vanderpuye’s knowledge in catastrophe risk analysis will bolster Howden Re International’s capabilities in delivering analytics services to its international clientele.

Ferriday Lanner, meanwhile, will be part of the International Nordics team as senior client coordinator. Her experience includes roles at Aon as senior client coordinator and at Zurich Insurance plc as an underwriting service specialist in financial lines.

With previous positions at WTW and Willis Limited, Lanner’s expertise in client advising and broking for large and complex cases will enhance the firm’s service delivery in the Nordics region.

These appointments closely follow Howden Re’s rebranding (from its previous name of Howden Tiger) to align with the insurance group’s broader strategy of consolidating its broking operations.

“Stand out organic growth has been delivered by bringing the full capability of our diversified and differentiated client offering to bear, with reinsurance as the final pillar of the group’s architecture in place. The business will continue to deliver for clients under the Howden Re name as part of a single Howden identity,” Howden CEO David Howden said.

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