HDI Global Specialty SE appoints new Head of Aviation and Space

HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer, has recruited Martin Jackson as head of Aviation and Space. Jackson joins the London office on 20 May from Neon, where he was class underwriter, Marine and Transport.

HDI Global Specialty SE launched at the beginning of the year writing global specialty lines, stating it would grow through new teams, portfolios and M&A. It has already announced a number of new appointments as well as acquiring a Bloodstock team.

Jackson brings 30 years of Aviation underwriting experience to HDI Global Specialty SE’s London Aviation team. At Neon he oversaw the Marine division’s expansion into Aviation. Prior to Neon he was global head of Aviation at Aspen where he managed the global expansion of their London based Aviation team. He replaces Tim Slade.

Richard Taylor, member of the Executive Board of Management and UK Managing Director at HDI Global Specialty SE said:

“Martin’s track record speaks for itself. He is well known in the London Aviation market and has an enviable reputation for writing consistently profitable books of business.  I am confident in his ability to continue this diligent, technical and profitable approach to underwriting, as we continue to grow our specialty business.”

Mats Westerborn, Managing Director for HDI Global Specialty SE Scandinavian Branch, the main hub for Aviation in the group, added:

“Martin is highly respected in the Aviation market and will be a valuable resource in the ongoing growth of our global book of Aviation and Space business.”

HDI Global Specialty SE operates from six of its own offices and through-out the HDI Global SE network in 150 countries.



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