Specialist re/insurance broker, THB, has appointed Matthew Gould as Senior Broker for its aviation team, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Thompson, THB’s Director of aviation.
This announcement follows the new multi-sector UK strategy announced last week by Darren Nightingale, Chief Executive Officer of THB MET, which encompasses the Lloyd’s broker’s marine, energy & transportation divisions, including aviation.
“I’m delighted to welcome Matt to the team,” said Thompson. “As well as Matt’s technical knowledge, which is so important in this sector, he also has a well-rounded understanding of the various sub-classes, with particular experience in general aviation and aerospace risks.
“With his expertise in both direct and facultative placement as well as claims handling, Matt’s experience will contribute significantly to our wide-ranging aviation portfolio.”
Gould brings 12 years’ experience in the aviation market and joins THB from Ed Broking. Prior to that, he was an aerospace claims broker at Heath Lambert Group, having begun his career as a claims handler at Aviva in 2005.
“Matt is joining THB at a particularly exciting time, as we implement strategies which not only embrace our specialist THB broking teams, but also bring together specialists from different sectors to meet our retail brokers’ needs more effectively,” said Nightingale.
“Aviation is an important part of this mix. It’s primarily viewed as international business and, while of course THB has plenty of international aviation clients, we will also be pursuing aviation business in the UK in a more targeted way.”
Gould added, “I’m looking forward to working with our retail brokers both domestically and internationally. THB has such a strong reputation and it’s great to be joining the business as the company both celebrates 50 years of broking and makes bold plans for the next 50 years.”