Howden appoints Marc Lehmann as Head of Climate Analytics


London, 14 December 2022 – Howden, the international insurance broker, today announces the appointment of Marc Lehmann as Head of Climate Analytics.

Based in London and reporting to Charlie Langdale, Head of Climate Risk and Resilience, Lehmann focuses on growing Howden’s climate risk analytics capabilities, through understanding climate risk requirements across the Howden business, building new partnerships, and helping to inform new insurance and risk management solutions for clients. Historical data has typically not been a reliable indicator to assess mid- and longer term risks, so through the use of predictive analytics Howden will be able to help their clients better identify, evaluate and manage their future exposures and in doing so enhance their asset and operational resilience.

Lehmann, who joins Howden from Jupiter Intelligence, a climate risk data and analytics provider, brings a wealth of both modelling and engineering experience to the role, having previously held senior Catastrophe, ESG, Climate Risk, and Climate Change resilience positions at KPMG, AIG and WTW.

Charlie Langdale, Head of Climate Risk and Resilience, Howden, commented: “Historical data is no longer an indicator of the future, so it is critical that we empower brokers across all of our business units with forward looking climate data and analytics intelligence. This will enable them to deliver better insights and outcomes to clients, helping them improve their operational resilience as they respond and adapt to climate change.”

David Flandro, Head of Analytics, Howden, commented: “It has become increasingly clear that intelligent implementation of sustainable underwriting and risk assessment practices can provide competitive advantages to buyers, cedents and markets. Marc’s expertise in modelling sustainability, climate data and engineering will bring new analytical insights to Howden clients.”

Marc Lehmann, Head of Climate Analytics, Howden, commented: “Recent events continue to remind us of the need to better understand the impacts of climate change to global businesses and communities at large. By leveraging the use of data analytics and engineering expertise, Howden will be in a position to provide market leading insights to help improve our clients' resilience and to tackle challenges posed by climate change. I am delighted to join such a talented, growing team at Howden, and to be part of the journey of putting insurance at the heart of building a more resilient, sustainable future.”