HDI appoints John Button as Head of Global Distribution and Business Development


Authored by HDI Global Specialty SE

HDI Global Specialty SE (HDI) has announced the appointment of John Button as Head of Global Distribution and Business Development for its Global operations, effective immediately. John will report to Richard Taylor, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Marketing Officer.

The appointment replaces Alan Waters, who held the position for the last three and a half years and left the Company by mutual agreement last month. John, who previously reported to Waters, has worked for HDI Global SE for 8 years and has held the position of Strategic Relationship Manager at HDI Global Specialty for the past 3 years. The role will work alongside its parent company HDI Global SE to align its distribution strategy as one face to HDI’s broker partners.

“I am delighted with the appointment, John has gained vast experience in strategic management of distribution working with Alan and I wish him every success in his new role. This is an important role for HDI as our specialty lines business very much relies on the support and partnership of our brokers.” - Richard TaylorChief Marketing Officer

“This new role presents an exciting opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to working with Richard to continue to build our market reputation with our broker partners.” - John ButtonNew Head of Global Distribution and Business Development


About HDI Global SE

Companies from the trading, production and service industries need an insurance partner they can rely on.

As part of the Talanx Group, HDI Global SE has been one of the leading insurers offering a broad and needs-based range of insurance solutions and accompanying services for decades.

HDI operates through foreign branches, subsidiaries and affiliates as well as network partners in more than 150 countries, offering international industrial insurance programmes.

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