London, 28 February, 2018: Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) today announces the appointment of Mike Almond, who has joined the company’s Corporate Retail team as Director.
An accomplished and well-respected Account Director, Almond has strong experience advising UK private and public companies, as well as in handling multinational and reverse flow business.
Previously, Almond successfully established a commercial division as a start-up within an existing employee benefits operation at PMI Health Group, and his solid background also includes positions at Zurich Insurance Group, Allianz Insurance and Marsh.
AFL Chairman Toby Esser said, “AFL has an established international presence among Corporates, and it is fantastic to welcome Mike on board as we position ourselves for further growth. He is a proven and driven leader, and culturally will fit in well at AFL.
Our Corporate retail team works closely with its partners in the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), which is the largest non-owned network of independent brokers. Working with the WBN, we pool resources and co-operate to service multinational clients, while offering the best possible, personal and bespoke service in our regions.”
AFL CEO Bob Finch said, “We are delighted to continue to attract highly talented and experienced professionals like Mike to our expanding team. We want to ensure that we’re providing the very best to our overseas partners, and bringing people of the highest quality across the company and the corporate space is clearly important to us.
Be it working alongside entrepreneurs and start-ups, the reverse flow needs of our partners, or advising Fortune 100 clients, we’re building a truly capable retail practice.”
AFL Director Mike Almond added, “AFL and its WBN partners boast a compelling offering for Corporate clients, where the highest levels of service are required, together with proactive and dedicated management of international client and broker relationships. I’m excited to have joined AFL’s growing team, and I look forward to supporting them on many levels in this truly global sector.”
AFL’s Corporate practice is active and connected throughout the world, working with international broking partners to provide excellent service to clients. The WBN collectively currently handles premiums in excess of £50 billion.