London 1st December: Howden Broking Group, the broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, is delighted to announce that renowned industry expert Brian Dallamore has joined the Group as an advisor and consultant in Asia, and has been appointed as a non-executive director of the board that oversees Howden’s retail operations in South East Asia.
Tim Coles, Chief Executive Officer of Howden Broking Group, said “The completion of the acquisition of Accette Insurance Group’s operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, delivers a strong retail insurance platform from which to serve our clients. Brian’s experience and knowledge of the region will be invaluable as we develop this platform.”
Dallamore commented on his appointment “The prospect of being involved in the delivery of a distribution platform which will give Howden’s clients in Asia a real breadth of service and depth of technical expertise was too exciting an opportunity to pass up. The development of many of the Asian economies and the growth of business in each of the markets means that clients need a broker who is able to deliver a truly joined-up proposition that can support their businesses as they grow. Howden is very well positioned to do that, and I look forward to playing a part in the story.”
Brian has over 32 years’ experience in Asia, having previously been Regional Managing Director of Citibank's Asia Pacific insurance broking business, and until 2010 he was Senior Technical Advisor of Indonesia's largest retail broker.
The acquisition of Accette’s Indonesian business remains subject to regulatory approval.