Howden boosts UK growth plans with key hire

"Established industry figure" joins from Mercer

Howden boosts UK growth plans with key hire

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

It looks like there’s no slowing down Hyperion Insurance Group’s retail broking arm.

Howden, which earlier this month unveiled its growth push in Turkey, now has further expansion news – this time right here in the UK. Glenn Thomas, who joins from Mercer’s global business solutions division, has been appointed as managing director of employee benefits.

“The opportunity to join Howden at a time when it is investing significantly in growth, particularly in employee benefits, is hugely exciting,” said Thomas. “Howden is a great success story with an established regional network, a deserved reputation for client care, and a considerable appetite for growth. I’m delighted to be part of the team tasked with growing Howden’s footprint.”

Thomas also served as chief executive of financial services at the Jelf Group prior to its acquisition by Marsh & McLennan.

“Having such an established industry figure as Glenn join our management team is a significant coup and will accelerate our growth aspirations for the Howden UK business,” commented Howden UK chief executive Chris Evans. “Our employee benefits offering is firmly embedded at the heart of our client proposition and under Glenn’s direction and leadership, I am confident we will become a leader in this field, as we already are in other sectors.”


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