Global Indemnity (GBLI) has appointed John Howes to the board of directors, which has already come into effect from 16 July 2012.

Howes began his career with JH Minet & Co., a Lloyds of London Broker, and moved to Minet Holdings to assume the role of chairman of its Worldwide Production and Marketing Division and later joined Crawley Warren (CW) as the group deputy chairman.

He has served as the chairman of the brokers committee of the Aircraft Builders Council and was a member on the boards of Alliance RE Co. and Charles Taylor Consulting.

Most recently, Howes served on the boards of Satec srl an Italian insurance agency underwriting space, aviation and weather related products on behalf of certain Lloyds and Company underwriters.

Global Indemnity provides both admitted and non-admitted specialty property and casualty insurance coverages in the US, as well as reinsurance throughout the world.