Former JLT executive Paul Williams joins broker.

Heath Lambert has strengthened its Real Estate operation with the appointment of Paul Williams as executive director.

Williams has worked within the insurance industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience of the commercial property sector. He has held a number of senior positions within major broking houses, most recently as joint head of Real Estate at Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Paul Williams said: “Heath Lambert has been a leading provider of specialist services to the real estate sector for many years and has established an impressive client list. With one of the largest teams in this sector and with recent successes in competition with the other major broking houses, the Group’s appetite to grow the business further and their desire to be the leading broker in this arena matches my own career aspirations.”

Richard Cowling, chairman of Heath Lambert Real Estate, said: “We are delighted that Paul has chosen to join us. He is a very experienced and well known professional in the real estate insurance sector and adds further depth to our already strong team.

"Paul will play an active role in the leadership of the team, which we intend to further strengthen over the coming months as we help our clients with the new and additional challenges they face in the worsening economic climate.”

Meanwhile, Heath Lambert is expanding its High Net Worth (HNW) team with the first of a series of appointments. Fiona Powell is the first new face to join the team and is based in the Manchester office but will work closely with the wider team across the country.