Howden Tiger hires property retro specialist Martin Ford from Gallagher Re


Howden Tiger, the reinsurance broking and risk capital management arm of Howden, has strengthened its property retrocession broking team with the addition of Martin Ford, a long-standing specialist in the retro space.

Ford has had a long career at Willis Re working in that brokers non-marine specialty team.

At Willis Re, Ford’s focus was on broking world-wide retrocessional property accounts, which involved placing retro business with both traditional and collateralized reinsurance providers.

Ford stayed at Gallagher Re after the acquisition of Willis, taking his career with that retro team to 26 years.

Now, he has moved to Howden Tiger and joined the company as an Executive Director, enhancing its property retro capabilities.

Ford will be based in London for Howden Tiger, as part of the firms Global Specialty Team, and will report to Managing Director, Paul Esterbrook.

He is expected to play a key role in helping to further grow the Howden Tiger global property retrocession broking and direct and facultative (D&F) broking businesses, across London, Bermuda and internationally.

Paul Esterbrook, Managing Director, said: “Fordy has 36 years’ experience in the industry predominately in the Non Marine Retrocession arena. He joins a strong team bringing a wealth of experience, relationships and a collaborative approach. I’m very pleased to welcome him to Howden Tiger.”

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