Howden RE establishes Disability Life & Health Reinsurance Division


Team has previously structured, placed and renewed 500+ disability, life and health reinsurance programs

London, 24 October 2022 – Howden RE, part of international (re)insurance intermediary, Howden Group, today announces the appointments of Richard Vuurman, Theo Lutgendorff and Thomas Trompert to establish and lead Howden RE’s new Disability, Life & Health Reinsurance division, effective 1 October 2022.

Vuurman joins Howden RE as Executive Director, and brings over 20 years’ experience in disability, life and health reinsurance, serving latterly as managing director of life, accident, health and income protection reinsurance solutions at Aon.

Lutgendorff, who also joins as Executive Director, served as co-leader of Aon’s accident, health and life global client practice from early 2020 and has previously held international leadership positions at Zurich and Aon.

Trompert joins the team as Divisional Director, having previously held reinsurance and actuarial roles at Aon, SNS REAAL and Zwitserleven (Athora). During his tenure at Aon, Trompert also served as its global disability practice leader.

Based in the Netherlands and reporting to Howden RE CEO Bradley Maltese, the disability, life and health team will develop propositions around reinsurance and capital management for existing and future Howden RE clients globally, with its primary focus on the European market.

Bradley Maltese, CEO, Howden RE, commented: “These appointments reflect Howden RE’s ability to attract the best talent in the market and our determination to deliver a quality intermediary service to our clients in the face of challenging market conditions. We will continue to invest in expertise to ensure we take a leading position across all global specialisms, delivering a superior level of service and ensuring that our clients grasp as many opportunities as possible.”

Howden RE has hired nearly 100 new people across the full spectrum of specialisms in the past year. In addition, the recently announced Howden-TigerRisk combination will create a business of 450 reinsurance professionals with complementary strengths, creating a market leader in the treaty, fac, capital markets, MGA and analytics space.