Howden Re Welcomes David Hearn as Chairman, Global Clients Strategy, to Support Category Leading Growth


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London, May 31 2024 – Howden Re, the reinsurance and risk advisory arm of Howden, announces the appointment of seasoned reinsurance veteran, David Hearn, as Chairman, Global Clients Strategy. Hearn joins Howden Re during a period of rapid growth and global expansion.

David brings more than 42 years of experience from global reinsurance broking, most recently serving as Executive Vice President at Guy Carpenter. At Guy Carpenter, he was part of the firm’s global account advisory group, responsible for the company’s largest global client engagement. Hearn served in a similar capacity at Willis Re from 1994 to 2015.

The addition of Hearn is another step in Howden Re’s strategic build of industry leading experience and expertise. As Chairman, Global Client Services, Hearn will support leadership and client service teams across the spectrum of risk and strategic advisory. This will include advising large, multi-product insurance companies with international presence and complex coverage needs. 

Tim Ronda, CEO, Howden Re, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome David to Howden Re. Our clients are navigating a world of converging change, uncertainty, and risk. Adding David’s expertise and leadership abilities, gained over a four-plus decade reinsurance career, is a testament to our relentless focus on elevated client service and outcomes.” 

David Hearn, newly appointed Chairman, Global Clients Strategy, said: "Howden Re has made impressive progress around the world in a short period - the business is on a growth trajectory that I have not seen in a very long time. Coming out of retirement required joining a team that is truly special and focused on the critical disciplines required to be successful in the reinsurance brokerage business. I have had the opportunity to work with many great clients over my career and I am very much looking forward to becoming part of such a client-centric team, working alongside elite operators, and contributing to the company's continued growth.”

About Howden Re

Howden Re is the global reinsurance and capital markets arm of Howden Group. With a broad suite of services and specialities and growing global team, we challenge industry norms and delivers outsized value to clients.