Insurance broker, Howden has appointed Mike Godfrey as Executive Director and Head of its Equine division, part of its Sports & Entertainment practice.
Godfrey will commence employment at Howden subject to completion of his contractual obligations.
Within this role, he will be based in London and will report to Duncan Fraser, Global Practice Leader, Sport & Entertainment.
As Executive Director and Head of the Equine division, Godfrey will focus on growing Howden’s bloodstock client base, particularly focusing on the UK, US and Australasia.
Overall, Godfrey brings almost forty years of experience within the bloodstock insurance market towards the role. He started his career in 1984 with J.H. Minet. He subsequently joined the leading bloodstock team at Howard Global before the firm was purchased by Integro in 2014, latterly becoming Tysers.
Furthermore, Godfrey’s appointment follows the recent hire of industry veteran David Long as Chair of the Equine division.
Duncan Fraser, Global Practice Leader, Sports & Entertainment, Howden, commented: “Following the recent appointment of David Long to Chair our Equine practice, Mike’s appointment reflects our continued strategy to attract and recruit the best talent in this specialty market to enhance the scale, depth and expertise of our equestrian insurance offering.
“With our established ties to the equestrian world, our Equine team offers decades of experience in designing products for businesses and horse owners around the world.
“We will continue to hire experienced individuals with specialist expertise to provide more choice and a fresh alternative for Equine clients and to become the clear leader for clients seeking equestrian insurance solutions.”