’The UK and Ireland is hugely important to our overall growth,’ says appointee

Insurer HDI Global has named Stephanie Ogden as its new chief executive for the UK and Ireland.

Ogden will succeed Richard Taylor, who has decided to retire at the end of the year.

The appointee joined HDI in 2019 and has been managing director of the UK and Ireland arm since 2022.

She will begin her new role on 1 September 2024.

“I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive for our business in the UK and Ireland,” Ogden said.

”As the second largest office in the HDI Global family, the UK and Ireland is hugely important to our overall growth and I am looking forward to driving our strategy forward by acting as our clients’ preferred partner in transformation.”

Richard Taylor

HDI said that the alignment of its commercial and specialty operations in the UK and Ireland, associated with personnel changes, ”marks a clear direction of travel towards a more efficient organisational structure and cohesive value proposition”.

While Taylor is stepping down, he will continue to help the firm achieve its goals by moving into a consultancy role.

“It has been a true honour to serve and lead two of HDI’s largest branches during the last 17 years,” Taylor said.

”I am immensely thankful to the talented people who have supported the business during this time, together we have built a fantastic business and one that we can all be proud of. I am so pleased to be handing over the helm at a time when we are doing so well.

”I feel now is the right time for me to move on and make way for my successor and it is with great pleasure to be able to hand over to my colleague Stephanie.”