Independent Lloyd’s of London broker, AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd, recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Bines as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Bines was formerly with insurance and reinsurance broker JLT as a Senior Partner, Specialty Property & Casualty, after joining the firm in 2005 from Marsh, where he started his insurance career, in 1998. He held a number of roles at JLT before spending four years with Integro Insurance Brokers as head of its UK Multinational Practice, then returning to JLT as a Senior Partner, before joining AFL.
AFL Chairman, Toby Esser, commented: “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.”
“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,” added AFL Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bob Finch.
Commenting on his new role, 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.”