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HDI Global Specialty names Martin Jackson as head of aviation & space

May 20, 2019

New specialty lines insurer, HDI Global Specialty SE, created from the merge of specialty lines activities of Hannover Re and HDI Global has announced the appointment of Martin Jackson as head of aviation and space.

Based in the company’s London office, he will take over the role from Tim Slade, effective May 20.

Jackson brings over 3 decades of aviation and underwriting experience to the HDI Global Specialty team. He joins from Neon Underwriting where he most recently served as class underwriter marine and transport overseeing the Marine division’s expansion into Aviation and prior to that he worked as global head of Aviation at Aspen, where he managed the global expansion of its London based Aviation team.

Richard Taylor, member of the executive board of management and UK managing director at HDI Global Specialty SE said: “Martin’s track record speaks for itself. He is well known in the London Aviation market and has an enviable reputation for writing consistently profitable books of business. I am confident in his ability to continue this diligent, technical and profitable approach to underwriting, as we continue to grow our specialty business.”

Mats Westerborn, managing director for HDI Global Specialty SE Scandinavian branch, the main hub for aviation in the group, added: “Martin is highly respected in the Aviation market and will be a valuable resource in the ongoing growth of our global book of Aviation and Space business.”