In Person: Head of Marsh Networks David Hopwood

David Hopwood

After failing the medical to become a pilot in the Royal Airforce, David Hopwood took the only logical next step – he embarked on a career in insurance.

Hopwood’s first job was with Royal Insurance and in 1989 he moved to Layton Blackham, a small broker in London’s West End.

“There were five of us back in 1989 and in 2007 we’d built that business to a 300 people business, through a combination of acquisition and organic growth,” he remembers.

The company was bought by Axa in 2007 and, along

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