24 October 2017 Insurance

HW Wood expands London team with Aon, Marsh and Howden hires

Lloyd's broker HW Wood has appointed Steve Redgwell to the UK board and as head of UK retail, Elissa Davidson as head of professional lines and David Murphy as head of real estate.

Redgwell joins HW Wood from Aon Risk Solutions where he was chief broking officer for ARS UK before taking the role of managing director of the UK corporate business. Redgwell first joined Aon Risk Solutions in 2007 and was a key figure in the launch of Aon Global. Before joining Aon, Redgwell was managing director of UK Broking at Heath Lambert.

Davidson most recently served as associate director at Howden UK where she spent the last six years specialising in placing and managing casualty business in the London market. Prior to this, Davidson specialised in professional liability, financial institutions and commercial general liability, based in Canada.

Murphy joins from Marsh Real Estate where, serving as senior vice president and head of UK placement, he was responsible for the growth of new business and a substantial increase in profits. Prior to joining Marsh, Murphy was an associate director at HW Wood.

Steven Rudduck, managing director of HW Wood, said: "HW Wood is going through a period of significant growth across our 17 offices around the world and through the expansion of our specialist areas of expertise. The UK retail market remains a crucial part of our business and Steve’s appointment to lead our efforts in this market points to our ambitious plans for growth. Elissa and David are renowned experts in their fields and will ensure that our clients in real estate and professional lines continue to receive the levels of expert advice they have come to expect from HW Wood."

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