London, 9 April, 2018: Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) today announces the appointment of Jonathan Bines as Chief Commercial Officer.
Formerly a Senior Partner, Specialty Property & Casualty at JLT, Bines began his insurance career in 1998 at Marsh reaching Vice President. He departed in 2005 to join Jardine Lloyd Thompson where he held various positions, returning again as a Senior Partner after a four year stint at Integro Insurance Brokers as head of its UK Multinational Practice.
AFL Chairman Toby Esser said, “Jonathan has joined us to assist across all operations at AFL, with a focus on broking production, strategy and efficiency. We are extremely pleased that such a talented practitioner has chosen AFL, he is a natural, cultural fit for the company and has a huge amount to contribute.
AFL CEO Bob Finch said, “This is a significant appointment for us; Jonathan undoubtedly has the calibre and experience to help drive the company forwards. As one of the founding members of the London Integro start-up, Jonathan understands the nuances and needs of this fast paced, dynamic environment. I’m very much looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to build AFL.”
AFL CCO Jonathan Bines said, “It’s difficult to imagine a more exciting opportunity in the London Market today, there is a palpable energy and positivity to AFL and a real sense of purpose. I share a vision with Bob and Toby of what can be achieved and I’m delighted to have been invited to join the company at this time in its evolution.”
AFL Insurance Brokers has been steadily building out its wholesale and retail capabilities, with recent growth including the establishment of a Marine Division lead by Alex Mott, the appointment of Mike Almond to its Corporate division, and the appointments of Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani to the growing Property & Casualty businesses.