AFL has launched a commercial marine division appointing Alex Mott to lead the division.
Mott joins AFL as director of marine from Ed, where he previously managed the marine broking team. Throughout his career as a Lloyd’s broker and broking team manager, he has specialised in multiple marine risks, including hull and machinery, disbursements, war risks and P&I.
AFL chairman Toby Esser said the launch of the commercial marine division is a “logical step” for the independent broker as it continues to grow the business into a full service intermediary.
“We are responding to increased demand from clients for a modern, proactive approach to processing and placing marine business, and are delighted that a skilled insurance professional of Alex’s calibre is coming on board,” he said.
AFL CEO Bob Finch added: “An experienced Lloyd’s broker and team leader, Alex is the perfect fit to drive our marine division forward. Marine insurance is at the historic heart of the London Market, but London’s long-standing roots as a marine hub cannot be taken for granted. We are committed to developing and adopting the latest technology and modernisation initiatives to deliver efficiencies in processing and placing marine business, and maintain London’s position as a global leader in marine insurance.”
AFL has been slowly expanding its wholesale and retail capabilities, which has included the appointments of Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani as directors in its growing P&C businesses.