1 May 2018Analysis

Howden UK names former Jelf CEO as employee benefits head

Howden, the retail broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has appointed Glenn Thomas as managing director, employee benefits.

Thomas is responsible for leading Howden's growth plays for employee benefits in UK, as the group continues its expansion across a number of specialist sectors.

Prior to Howden, Thomas was a partner in Mercer's global business solutions division. He previously was the CEO of financial services at Jelf Group before it was acquired by Marsh McLennan.

“Having such an established industry figure as Glenn join our management team is a significant coup and will accelerate our growth aspirations for the Howden UK business,” said Chris Evans, CEO of Howden UK. “Our Employee Benefits offering is firmly embedded at the heart of our client proposition and under Glenn’s direction and leadership, I am confident we will become a leader in this field, as we already are in other sectors.”

Thomas added: “The opportunity to join Howden at a time when it is investing significantly in growth, particularly in Employee Benefits, is hugely exciting. Howden is a great success story with an established regional network, a deserved reputation for client care and a considerable appetite for growth. I’m delighted to be part of the team tasked with growing Howden’s footprint”.