Howden’s Sarah Hughes added to Board of London Market Group

The London Market Group has announced that Sarah Hughes, CEO of Howden Specialty, has been added to its board as a representative of London & International Insurance Brokers Association (LIIBA).

An experienced veteran across the sector, Hughes was appointed CEO of Howden Specialty in October, after joining as the firm’s Global Practice Leader, Financial Lines, in February 2020.

Prior to joining Howden, Hughes spent over a decade at JLT Specialty Limited.

During her time at the firm, she served in a number of different roles, including, CEO Financial Lines, and Senior Partner, Financial Lines Group, where she oversaw Financial Lines Group’s Commercial D&O and Financial Institutions team whilst having oversight of the company’s Business Development team and supporting JLT’s expansion into the US.

In addition, Hughes also previously spent 20 years working as a Executive Director at global re/insurance broker Aon.

Sean McGovern, Chair of the London Market Group, commented: “Sarah brings a wealth of industry experience gained at several of the largest businesses in the broker marketplace. Her expertise will add great strength to the board of the London Market Group as it continues to advocate for the insurance market in a busy election year.”

Sarah Hughes, CEO of Howden Specialty, said: “As businesses face an unprecedented level of risk beyond their physical assets and services, there has never been a more important time for the insurance industry to prove its importance as an enabler of change. Geo-political, climate, cyber and reputational risks all pose real challenges, but also represent an opportunity for the London Market, which has always been a home for innovation, to demonstrate the critical role it can play in developing innovative solutions to solve the big issues impacting business and society.

“It’s what makes London the world leading global insurance market and I am excited to play a role in championing all those who work within it as a member of the London Market Group board.”

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