Howden, the international insurance broker, announced today that Ana Matarranz will join the group as Managing Director of the Employee Health and Benefits practice for Howden Iberia.

The appointment comes just months after the acquisition of Compensa, a leading flexible compensation and Human Resources consulting firm, which will now include Matarranz on its Board of Directors.

Matarranz said she was excited to join “a company with extraordinary financial strength, as demonstrated by its ambitious strategic plan to be the alternative of choice in Employee Benefits.”

Glenn Thomas, Global Practice Leader, Howden Employee Health and Benefits says: “Our belief has always been that to offer high-quality consultancy services, you need outstanding talent empowered by digital solutions and data analytics. Our acquisition of Compensa and today’s announcement about Ana joining the team is truly that strategy in action. And it’s working – this approach has helped us treble our Employee Health and Benefits business over the past three years and build an international footprint with EB specialists in over 20 countries.”

José Manuel González, CEO, Howden Broking says: “Our intention is to help our clients adapt to the world as it changes. Building a compelling EB proposition and helping our clients look after their people in these challenging times and beyond really is core to delivering on that promise; not to mention, as a proudly “People First” business, it feels like an authentic space for us to occupy.”

Matarranz has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance sector, having developed her career in Mapfre, Caser and Willis Towers Watson, with positions including General Manager of Willis Iberia, Head of Health & Benefits for Western Europe.

In 2019, she was named Person of the Year by the Association of Young Insurance Professionals.


Howden Broking, a leading independent provider of (re)insurance brokerage, risk consulting and employee benefits advice, is headquartered in the UK and comprises owned businesses across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Established in 1994, today Howden employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Together with network partners aligned to its specialty-led proposition, Howden operates in more than 90 territories.

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