David Rees, Howden Specialty

David Rees, Howden Specialty

Executive director
HOWDEN SPECIALTY
Specialty: Cyber/tech E&O

At Howden Specialty, David Rees places cyber and tech E&O policies on a global basis and across a range of different industries and sectors. Rees started his insurance career in 2003, working on E&O; two years later, he began focusing on cyber and tech E&O.

“It became apparent early on that, with the progression toward more and more technology-based solutions within businesses, there was a strong need to develop insurance products that catered for the risks associated with this evolving digital world,” Rees says. “I saw the opportunity to play a part in this new product area and help companies around the world deal with their ever-changing risk profiles.”

In 2012, Rees started the cyber and technology solutions team at RKH Specialty, which later became Howden Specialty, part of the Hyperion Group. The group places $8 billion worth of premium into the market and is the world’s largest independent insurance group.