Insurance broker Heath Lambert has appointed Richard Cowling as chairman for its real estate division.

Cowling worked at Heath Lambert earlier in his career, for twenty years between 1978 and 1998. He now rejoins the firm after leading the property teams at both Willis and Aon. More recently he worked at KPMG, where he was director of forensic insurance services.

Step forward

Heath Lambert said Cowling’s appointment was a significant strategic step forward. Adrian Colosso, group chief executive officer for Heath Lambert, said: ‘We believe that Richard’s knowledge of the market will help us to strengthen our position and take us into new areas and opportunities, which we can explore and capitalise on.’