(Image: Barry Rowland left, Chris Cavani right)
London, 13 February, 2018: Expansion continues at independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) with the appointment of experienced (re)insurance professionals Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani.
Formerly a Facilities and Binder Partner at JLT Re, Rowland joins AFL as Director, Property & Casualty. Meanwhile, Cavani joins from Alston Gayler where he was Head of Property. He takes on the role of Director in AFL’s expanding Property Practice.
AFL Chairman Toby Esser said, “We are delighted to welcome Barry and Chris to the growing AFL team. They bring rich insurance experience spanning almost 50 years combined, and have excellent relationships with the London market as well as internationally, particularly in North America.
“I believe 2018 will be a year of significant change for the property and casualty business, with fresh opportunities for independents like AFL to present a real alternative as choice becomes more limited elsewhere. We look forward to further growing our presence in this space.”
AFL CEO Bob Finch added, “Barry and Chris both possess retail and wholesale experience, and excel at the development of innovative products and placement of multi-layered, complex risks. They join a team committed to removing inefficiencies and modernising the way the London market does business.
“We are creating a more agile broking business which is pushing boundaries both in its use of technology and its progressive working environment and culture. We are proud to be attracting skilled and talented professionals like Barry and Chris to join our dynamic team.”
Rowland has spent more than 30 years working on the Retail and Wholesale side of the insurance business for companies on both sides of the Atlantic in a career devoted to producing and placing business. He said, “The diversity of my career to date meant I was able to very quickly see the broader potential in AFL and I relish the opportunity to join such a forward thinking company at this exciting juncture.”
In a career spanning 16 years, Cavani has specialised in providing solutions to clients through binder, lineslips and stand alone placements, focused on the US and Canadian Retail and Wholesale business.
“There is growing demand for proactive products developed in partnership with the talented London Market underwriting capacity,” Cavani said, adding, “AFL is clearly on a tremendous and highly strategic growth path, and I look forward to being part of this.”
AFL launched a new wholesale property practice in October 2017 with the appointment of North America specialist Neil Crouch.
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