Insurance industry leader joins brokerage HWI to expand global presence
LONDON, UK, 6 January 2020 – HW International (HWI), a privately held, independent global insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the addition of industry leader Martin Kelsh as Board Director and Head of the International Non-Marine team of the London operation, H.W.Wood Limited. Kelsh will not only head up the department, but also lead HWI’s expansion and hiring in the insurance market, as well as strengthening its Board. Martin has over 37 years of insurance industry expertise, producing and developing global insurance solutions.
“The expansion of our London office will enhance our presence and focus on the development of global business across all classes of business,” said Steven Rudduck, MD of the HWI London office, H.W. Wood Ltd. “We have found the most forward-thinking and experienced leader in Martin. His passion for providing the best service and advice to clients makes him the perfect fit for our entrepreneurial culture.
”Kelsh joins HWI after holding a number of senior market positions with both brokers and underwriters. Previously, he successfully led Neon’s Distribution offering for all broker relationships across every class of business.
“HWI’s independence and developing global footprint is a true differentiator,” said Kelsh. “I am thrilled to join a strong, privately held company in London that is focused on delivering the commitments we promise to our clients. We are building a high performance team with a strong culture that can make a real difference to clients and their businesses.”