Howden appoints David Shalders as Group COO

Image

Howden, the global insurance group, announces the appointment of David Shalders as Group Chief Operating Officer. Shalders will join as an executive member of the Howden Group Board as well as joining the Global Leadership Team.  

Shalders joins Howden from LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group), where he currently holds the role of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Integration. He has over 30 years' experience in integration, technology and operations in the financial services sector having previously worked as Group Operations and Technology Director at Willis Towers Watson and having spent 19 years at The Royal Bank of Scotland.  He has also held roles at UBS, JPMorgan and Accenture.

David Howden, CEO, Howden said: “As we celebrate our 30th anniversary as a business of global scale and reach, David will help us to deliver our ambitious growth plans without compromising the special culture that we have spent the last 30 years building. 

“This is the first time we have appointed a Group Chief Operating Officer to the Board and this important move is a reflection of our scale and the ambition we have to be at the leading edge of the insurance industry.  Most importantly, David is a growth COO.  He has spent his career delivering strategies across multinational operations, data, and analytics to support commercial growth.  He will provide important leadership as we grow scalable, consistent, world-class operations whilst preserving the empowerment which makes us dynamic and innovative.  This balance is critical and, in that regard, David will support me as we continue to harness our strengths as one Howden.”

David Shalders said: “Howden’s unique capital model coupled with a global distribution platform built over decades and filled with talent and expertise, have positioned it as a business that does things differently for clients.  Already the largest privately-held insurance intermediary outside North America, its growth story is phenomenal – a 30-year CAGR of 25% is extraordinary in any book.  But excitingly it has an even more extraordinary opportunity ahead of it to accelerate.  From our first meetings I felt the energy to do more, and to do it with a difference, and I am excited to be a part of that future.”

Shalders will be based in London and report to David Howden once his contractual obligations to his current employer have been discharged.

Trending
Share this Post:
Posted by IRL Editor

Advertisement

ad ad

Related articles

Patrick Rastiello joins Ardonagh Specialty to lead North America Reinsurance expansion

Ardonagh Specialty has appointed Patrick Rastiello as CEO* of its North American reinsurance operations.   Patrick will be responsible for building Ardonagh Specialty’s US reinsurance...

Global Markets Overview: February 2024

In this Global Markets Overview, we explore our global outlook and share what we think it means for 2024.  https://www.wtwco.com/en-gb/insights/campaigns/global-markets-overview As...

EAMONN CUNNINGHAM WINS RIMS HARRY & DOROTHY GOODELL AWARD

Risk Management Trailblazer Presented with RIMS Highest Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Risk Management  NEW YORK (February 13, 2024) – At the RIMS New Zealand and Pacific Island...

Insurer’s Lease More Than Doubles Its Chicago Office Space

Sompo International Plans Move to 46-Story Tower at 155 N. Wacker A global specialty insurance provider is more than doubling the size of its Chicago office in a move a few blocks north, bucking the trend...

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce that Peter A. Halprin has joined the firm as a Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to welcome Insurance Recovery Partner Peter A. Halprin to the firm’s New York City office. A Chambers USA-ranked attorney, Peter joins from Pasich LLP, where...

LIO Specialty Launches Revolutionary Online Portal for Life Science Insurance Solutions

Leading the Excess and Surplus Lines Market with Innovative Coverage for Cannabis and Nutraceutical Industries  West Conshohocken, PA– LIO Specialty Insurance Company proudly announces the launch...