Chris Haggart appointed CEO at Hedron Network

Chris Haggart, Commercial Director at Global Risk Partners (GRP) has been appointed CEO of Hedron Network, subject to regulatory approval.

He will take over the role from  David Hopwood, who will remain a key member of the Hedron leadership team.

Haggart will join the Hedron team early in the new year, reporting to GRP CEO Mike Bruce.

Mike Bruce said: “Chris is a hugely talented executive and is ideally suited to take on this senior role.”

“He has plenty of commercial nous, experience helping to build our Retail Broking business and good working relationships with GRP’s insurer partners – an ideal grounding to lead the further development of the Hedron proposition. It is testament to the strength in depth of the GRP team that we are able to promote from within for this crucial role.”

“Hedron Network is a core part of our business and has proved to be an excellent performer since we acquired the business in early 2021. In this appointment, we are underlining our commitment to the Network, and our determination to further grow its market presence.”

“Much of Hedron’s success is down to David’s leadership. He has made an immense contribution since the Network became a part of GRP, and I am sure that his strategic insight and relationships with members will continue to make a massive difference to the business in future.”

Chris Haggart said:

“I’m a firm believer in the power of networks and the value they add to broker members, partner insurers and suppliers. David and his team have done a fantastic job in building the business and I very much look forward to working with them to further enhance the value that Hedron delivers to its stakeholders.”

“We have ambitious plans for growth, by providing more opportunities for our members to tap into the wide range of services we can deliver.”

David Hopwood said:

“During my time with the business, we have built a terrific team, created a market leading proposition and forged close and enduring relationships with members. I’m looking forward to supporting the next phase of its development, in full confidence that Chris, in concert with the Hedron leadership team, will bring the energy and expertise to take the business to the next level”.

About Chris Haggart: Chris joined GRP in 2018 as Commercial Director - Retail. In 2020 he took on additional responsibilities including ownership of GRP’s digital proposition, performance optimisation and led a number of specific organic growth initiatives. Prior to GRP, Chris worked at Zurich.