Howden appoints industry veteran Long as chair of equine unit; TMK operates Beazley’s Shastri for life sciences; Marsh Norway hires Fagerli from WTW for its specialty

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Howden, Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) and Marsh Norway.

A summary of these new recruits follows here.

Howden appoints industry veteran Long to head equine division

Howden, the London-based broker, has announced the appointment of David Long as President of its Equine Division, which is part of its Sports & Entertainment practice.

With nearly 40 years of experience in the blood breed insurance market, Long began his career in 1984 with Harrison Horncastle. In 1999, he was one of the founders of Howard Global Ltd., a specialist blood stock and horse broker, which has become the largest blood stock insurance broker in the London market, and established Galileo Underwriting Agency LLP, a specialist blood inventory management general agent. (MGA) backed by Swiss Re and SCOR.

Based in London and attached to Duncan Fraser, a global leader in sports and entertainment, Long will focus on growing Howden’s blood customer base, with a particular focus on the UK, US and Australasia. Howden’s Equine team are the only London-based brokerage offering the full range of equine products on the market, including commercial liability and property products.

Howden is an official partner of Ascot Racecourse.

David HowdenCEO, is also the founder of the Cornbury House Horse Trials and has invested in British eventing through Howden Way, which includes a training program for young riders of all abilities as well as a youth talent pathway program horses.

“With its strong association with the equestrian world, its commitment to customer and insurer relationships, its industry-leading claims service, its global footprint and its data and analytics capability, Howden is a true differentiator in the market. equine and was the only organization I wanted out. from retirement to join,” Long commented. “I look forward to working with the team, building on the existing client portfolio and identifying new growth opportunities.”


TMK hires Shastri from Beazley as Life science specialist

Tokio Marine Four (TMK)the specialist international insurer, announced the appointment of Kirsten Shastri as the first Head of Life Sciences.

Kirsten Shastri

Reporting to the Head of the Civil Liability Department Chris JonesShastri will cover a range of life science risks, including traditional medical device and pharmaceutical companies to new products being developed around the world.

Cover will also be available for product liability; professional allowance; medical error; liability and clinical trials, as well as some nuanced coverage currently offered by TMK. Further product developments are planned from 2023, with distribution focused on TMK’s extensive international network of coverholders in addition to traditional open market placements.

The appointment follows the continued growth of TMK’s Liability division, which focuses on globally domiciled risks (excluding the US), as it grows and expands its portfolio.

With over 10 years of insurance experience and a scientific background, Shastri joins TMK from Beazley and has a proven track record in technology-enabled healthcare.

“I am very excited and proud to join TMK – one of Lloyd’s largest international liability insurers – and bring to market a specialist product that responds to the innovation seen in the life sciences industry. I look forward to building a specialist underwriting team and bringing a fresh approach to coverage in this area,” commented Shastri..


Marsh Norway appoints WTW’s Fagerli as Head of Specialty

Marshthe insurance broker and risk advisor, announced the appointment of Nils Arne Fagerli as head of the specialty in Norway. From April 2023, Fagerli will be based in Oslo and will report to Scott OrmenCEO of Marsh Norway, and Henrik RydenCEO of Marsh Nordics.

Nils Arne Fagerli

In his new role, Fagerli will assume overall responsibility for Marsh Specialty’s clients in the marine and freight, energy and power, and construction sectors in Norway, as well as overseeing financial accountability practices. and professional (FINPRO), cyber and commercial credit for Marsh in Norway. .

Fagerli brings over 28 years of insurance and risk management experience to Marsh Specialty. He is currently CEO of WTW in Norway, where he has worked for 10 years. Fagerli also spent 16 years with the Nordic insurance group Gjensidige in various roles, including head of corporate clients and brokerage.

“Our customers are facing unprecedented challenges stemming from large-scale issues such as cyber risk, climate change and geopolitical instability. Fagerli’s expertise as one of the region’s leading risk advisors makes him well placed to lead Marsh Norway’s ambitious growth plans and help our clients navigate the insurance market and mitigate critical risks,” commented Ørmen.

In Norway, Marsh has over 100 colleagues with offices in Oslo, Kristiansand and Stavanger.

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