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AFL Insurance Brokers expands International Property and Energy Practice with senior hires
Mark Ritson and Peter Draper will lead expansion of Property and Energy business working with global producers and markets .
London, 18 July, 2019: Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd (AFL) today announces the appointment of experienced brokers Mark Ritson and Peter Draper, who join AFL as Directors of International Property and Energy.
With over 50 years of experience between them, Mark was most recently Executive Director of the Non-Marine Division at United Insurance Brokers Limited (UIB), while Peter was Head of Property at UIB.
AFL UK CEO Jonathan Bines said, “I am delighted that Mark and Peter, senior brokers with a wealth of experience, have joined AFL to lead our International Property and Energy efforts. These are two high calibre individuals who have carved out impressive careers working with producers and markets around the world and it is exciting to be able to add such significant resource to our growing business.
We have been rigorous in sticking to our objective of employing high quality individuals who can work as part of a high performing team and Mark and Peter absolutely fit with this strategy. We are setting the highest standards for ourselves and the only way to deliver on these is by employing the best in class.
I’m very much looking forward to working with them as we continue to build out our International Property, Energy and Political Violence portfolio. I have no doubt that their experience market and technical knowledge determination and creativity will bring huge benefits to our clients.”
AFL Chairman Toby Esser said, “There is growing demand for truly independent brokers in the global property and energy insurance classes – with solutions that do not rely on risk bundled facilities, and instead put the client first and harness expert insights to navigate a changing market.
Mark and Peter represent exactly the kind of expertise we are building AFL’s business around, particularly in a continually challenging market. Clients need expert knowledge and insight in dealing with underwriters in order to benefit from the bespoke Property and Energy coverage that our market can offer – and this expertise and agility is held more than ever with independent brokers like us.”
AFL Director of International Property and Energy Mark Ritson said, “I am very excited to be joining AFL, such an ambitious, forward thinking and creative company. I was hugely impressed by their values, the ethos of truly looking after the client and building that personal relationship, the aggressive plans to grow and the idea of doing this whilst still trying to have some fun.
When I first started working at Sedgwick Energy 27 years ago it was also a good place to be and too many offices have now lost that. I look forward to working with the talented team AFL are assembling in London, with the many partners being developed overseas, and to contributing to the many successes the company will enjoy in the journey ahead.”