Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers (AFL) is expanding its wholesale property team with the appointment of re/insurance professionals Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani.
Rowland joins AFL as Director, Property & Casualty from a role with reinsurance broker JLT Re as a Facilities and Binder Partner.
Cavani joins from Alston Gayler where he was Head of Property and will take on the role of Director in AFL’s expanding Property Practice.
AFL Chairman, Toby Esser commented on the appointments; “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 Chief Executive Officer (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, who 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, 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.”
Cavani has specialised in providing solutions to clients through binder, lineslips and stand alone placements, focused on the U.S. and Canadian Retail and Wholesale business over the course of his 16 year career.