Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance: Meet the team

Our Directors' & Officers' team offers the market leverage and expertise to deliver for clients, providing solutions to what can seem to be insurmountable issues. Our expert team advises on the specific coverage limitations and implications and then engages with insurers who are willing to specifically underwrite policies we present.

Our experts:

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Kurt

Kurt Rothmann
Executive Director
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Kurt Rothmann

Executive Director

Kurt joined Howden in November 2020 after spending 8 years at JLT. He has worked with many large and complex multinational clients providing strategic advice, programme design and service delivery. Kurt has 27 years of insurance industry experience, including 7 years in Johannesburg before moving to London in 1999. At both JLT (and Aon before that) he headed up the management liability team. Prior to his career in insurance, he studied law at the University of Cape Town, graduating with a BA LLB. After being admitted to practice as a solicitor in South Africa, he moved to work in-house with one of the then largest South African insurance intermediaries, Glenrand MIB.

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Lianne

Lianne Gras
Executive Director
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Lianne Gras

Executive Director

Lianne has spent most of her career at Howden and has over 20 years’ experience placing International bespoke risks into the London and global insurance markets. Although experienced across all classes of financial lines she brings particular expertise in delivering highly complex and tailored solutions within the Directors and Officers class. She works with multinational organisations and large government institutions navigating rapidly-evolving exposures across highly-regulated sectors. A particular specialism for those organisations with US exposure be that foreign issuers to US exchanges, IPO’s or reverse merger / despac transactions.

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Adam

Adam Swinburne
Divisional Director
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Adam Swinburne

Divisional Director

With over 26 years' worth of experience, Adam specialises in handling and placing Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Crime, Financial Institutions Professional Indemnity and Investment Management Insurance in the UK, EEA and Australia. Adam helps a range of of large corporate and SME clients in sectors such as accountants, solicitors, financial advisers, property valuers, property management, investment platforms and investment managers.

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Michelle

Michelle Allen
Divisional Director
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Michelle Allen

Divisional Director

Michelle joined Howden in 1999 and has over 22 years’ experience in Financial Lines, specialising in Directors’ and Officers’ Liability policies. She has extensive experience with both international and UK clients working on large and complex placement structures. Michelle’s role includes responsibility for client service within the International division of FLG overseeing a team of 15+ Account Executives. She also works with FLG’s Legal & Technical team on the drafting of Howden’s flagship D&O products, provides technical resource both internally and to clients and contributes regularly to FLG’s Thought Leadership output.