H.W. Kaufman Group Names Paul Greensmith To Lead Kaufman’s International Portfolio

July 09, 2024 – H.W. Kaufman Group, a privately held, global insurance organization, today announced that Paul Greensmith would join the company in October as Chief Executive Officer for H.W. Kaufman Group London, with responsibility for Kaufman’s operations across the U.K., Europe, South America and Middle East. Greensmith, who previously served as head of global specialty for AIG, will report to Kaufman Executive Vice President Jodie Kaufman Davis.

“Our London platform is fundamental to Kaufman’s global growth strategy and in Paul we have found a highly experienced and respected insurance executive recognized in London and worldwide for his depth of expertise, industry acumen and outstanding leadership,” said Kaufman Davis. “Paul’s role will be pivotal in deepening our operational and sector-specific functions, while aggressively hiring top brokers, underwriters, teams and market specialists.”

Greensmith’s career spans more than 25 years. Prior to AIG he served as the CEO of the Lloyd’s and U.K. company markets at AXA XL.

Additionally, James Stevenson will transition from H.W. Kaufman Group London Managing Director to a new role as Executive Chairman. Since joining Kaufman nearly 15 years ago following the company’s acquisition of Chesterfield, Stevenson has been responsible for broadening Kaufman’s global footprint across the U.K., Europe, South America and the Middle East.

“In this new position, James will work closely with me, along with Paul and Kaufman’s executive leadership, to identify new geographies and acquisition opportunities that further expand the Kaufman brand worldwide,” added Kaufman Davis. “James remains a champion of our organization and his unique insights, perspective and relationships will be important in continuing to fuel our global growth.”

Additionally, Kaufman shared the following as part of today’s announcement:

● David Peach has joined the company with responsibility for overseeing HR for H.W. Kaufman Group London. Peach will work alongside Greensmith to elevate and expand Kaufman’s International infrastructure, including the implementation of industry-leading recruiting, retention and professional development practices. He comes to Kaufman with more than 25 years of HR experience throughout Europe and worldwide in sectors such as finance and fintech.

● With Stevenson’s move to Executive Chairman, Andrew Thacker, Chesterfield Executive Director, will serve as Interim Managing Director of Chesterfield.