THB today announces the appointment of Matthew Gould as senior broker for its aviation team, effective immediately and reporting to Tom Thompson, director of THB Aviation. The appointment follows the new multi-sector UK strategy announced last week by Darren Nightingale, CEO of THB MET, which encompasses the Lloyd’s broker’s marine, energy & transportation divisions, including aviation.
Matthew Gould has 12 years’ experience in the aviation market and joins THB Aviation 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.
“I’m delighted to welcome Matt to the team” said THB Aviation director Tom 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.”
Darren Nightingale said: “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. 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.”
“I’m looking forward to working with our retail brokers both domestically and internationally” said Matt Gould. “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.”