Howden announces new Head of London Broking role


Howden has announced (17 June 2024) that Paul Hipson has stepped up into the newly created role of Head of London Broking for the Corporate & Commercial pillar within Howden UK & Ireland, effective from June 2024.

In his new role, Hipson will have overall responsibility for the existing London Broking team, which predominantly helps Howden UK & Ireland place property, casualty and motor business into the insurance market.

This role forms part of Howden UK&I’s core growth plans, and Hipson will be tasked with growing the broking operation on a national scale, continuing to build relationships with insurer partners whilst enhancing the broking support for colleagues to the benefit of our clients.

This new position is in addition to Hipson’s existing responsibilities leading the London Corporate Existing Business team, which is reflected in his new title of Head of London Corporate and Broking.

 The news follows the announcement of Paul Hasib’s promotion to the role of Chief Placement Officer for the Corporate & Commercial pillar in April 2024. Hipson will report into Hasib and will work closely with the Placement team.

Hipson has worked for Howden, Aston Lark and predecessor companies for almost 21 years. After a brief spell in the Corporate Claims team, he held a variety of roles as Account Handler, Account Executive and Manager, before heading up the London Corporate Existing Business team. Under his leadership, the team has grown significantly and now comprises 25 individuals placing more than £25m GWP into the insurance market.

Hipson commented: “I’m really excited about this new role and passionate about broking, so I’m looking forward to working more closely with our insurer partners and colleagues to help grow and enhance our broking proposition, focused always on delivering the best service and solutions for our clients. There is a talented group of individuals within the existing Broking and Placement teams who do a fantastic job and we’ll be building on these strong foundations as we continue this exciting growth journey.”

Hasib added: “Paul has a proven track record of achieving great client and management results. This role is perfect for moving those outcomes to the next level.”