Howden sets out its intention for growth in the large corporate client space with the appointment of Adam Reed


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Howden, the international insurance broker, announced today that it will appoint Adam Reed as Managing Director, Corporate Client Relations, to build out its global proposition for major corporate clients.

Reed has over 25 years of experience managing large, complex, global client relationships, most recently at Willis and, before that, Marsh and Aon. He will join Howden UK’s leadership team as a member of its Executive Committee.

Commenting on his appointment, Reed said: “I am delighted to be joining Howden and contribute towards the next phase of its exciting and fast-moving journey. From my initial meeting with David Howden, the energy and passion for creating an environment where colleagues are valued and can be authentic and creative for clients were extremely compelling, and this has been reinforced in every conversation since.”

Based in the UK, Reed will focus on building new and developing existing relationships with large corporate clients by bringing together the specialist expertise from across Howden’s global broking network with that of its Specialty and Reinsurance teams to create seamless access to the whole of Howden.

Chris Evans, Deputy CEO of Howden’s businesses in the UK, commented: “Multinational clients increasingly recognise that they don’t have to go for the same two or three brokers - they have choice, and they are choosing us. So I’m delighted that Adam, too, has chosen Howden. His experience will be invaluable in helping us really make our mark by bringing a fresh, differentiated approach to the large and complex account space.’’

José Manuel González, Group CEO, Howden Broking, added: “Over recent years, we’ve developed an incredibly powerful global proposition by enhancing the breadth and depth of specialisms that we can offer on a global basis, bringing our retail and speciality broking teams closer together under one brand, and expanding our international reach to over 90 countries through our Howden One network.

“Through our commitment to entrepreneurship, we have built a company that attracts the best talent worldwide and trusts its people to develop solutions that are shaped around what’s best for their clients. It’s a fantastic time for Adam to join; we’re already proving our value to many multinationals and look forward to further reinforcing our position as the independent alternative.”

Reed will join Howden subject to fulfilment of his contractual obligations.