Howden picks first-ever London broking head

Internal hire takes on new role on top of existing remit

Howden picks first-ever London broking head

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Global insurance intermediary group Howden has chosen Paul Hipson (pictured) to take on the newly established role of London broking head for the corporate & commercial division within Howden UK & Ireland.

As head, Hipson will oversee the London broking team, which primarily assists Howden UK&I in placing property, casualty, and motor business into the market.

The new role is integral to the company’s strategic growth initiatives, and Hipson will focus on expanding broking operations nationally, fostering relationships with insurer partners, and enhancing support for colleagues to better serve clients.

The London broking remit adds to Hipson’s current duties leading the London corporate existing business team, reflected in his updated title of head of London corporate and broking.

Hipson, whose credentials span nearly 21 years with Howden (including Aston Lark and its predecessor firms), will report to chief placement officer for corporate & commercial Paul Hasib. Prior to his widened function, Hipson led the London corporate existing business team through significant development.

“I’m really excited about this new role and passionate about broking, so I’m looking forward to working more closely with our insurer partners and colleagues to help grow and enhance our broking proposition, focussed always on delivering the best service and solutions for our clients,” he commented.

“There is a talented group of individuals within the existing broking and placement teams who do a fantastic job, and we’ll be building on these strong foundations as we continue this exciting growth journey.”

Meanwhile Hasib remarked: “Paul has a proven track record of achieving great client and management results. This role is perfect for moving those outcomes to the next level.”

Headquartered in the UK, Howden operates in 55 countries and employs 17,000 people. The global business handles £30 billion of premium on behalf of clients.

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