HDI brings together its UK & Irish Distribution and Marketing functions


The Distribution and Marketing teams of HDI’s UK & Irish operations (HDI Global SE and HDI Global Specialty SE) are being brought together under one team, effective 1 January 2023.

To lead this new team, HDI have appointed Oliver Davies as Director of Distribution & Marketing, reporting to Stephanie Ogden, Managing Director, HDI Global SE UK & Ireland.

All broker strategic relationship managers from both businesses will now report directly to Davies.  As part of these structural changes, HDI also intend to appoint a Head of Marketing to lead the marketing activity across the entire UK & Ireland business. 

John Button will continue in his role as Head of Global Distribution and Business Development for HDI Global Specialty SE with a focus on branches outside of the UK & Ireland. Button will continue to report into HDI UK & Ireland CEO Richard Taylor in his role as Board Member and Chief Marketing Officer for HDI Global Specialty SE.

Of the changes, Ogden commented: “This is an exciting time for our company. These changes demonstrate to the market the importance we place on our business relationships. It shows we listen and will take the necessary steps to deliver a consistent proposition by putting our partners at the heart of our decisions.”

Davies added: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role at what is an important time for our business. These changes deliver on our commitment to our partners and present one face to the market. The new structure will streamline our ability to manage our trading relationships in the UK and Ireland and will allow us to deploy risk capital where our clients need our expertise.”


Oliver Davies was previously Head of Distribution for HDI Global SE UK and Ireland. His responsibilities included the strategic development and execution of market strategies across broker channels and leading the delivery of the Marketing strategy, whilst also supporting a number of global projects. Prior to his time at HDI he spent 15 years at Allianz in a variety of management roles across Distribution, Actuarial, Portfolio management and Underwriting.


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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