Friend, Cole and Jones join from Guy Carpenter

Mike Hammond

Lockton Re has strengthened its global broking and client relationship team with three new senior appointments in London and New York.

All three new hires come from Guy Carpenter.

Colin Friend has joined the London office as an associate.

Friend has more than 25 years of technical and broking experience.

He has been involved in a variety of liability programmes, specifically general third-party and professional liability, and UK motor liability.

Brian Cole and Anthony Jones have joined the New York team, also as associates.

Cole has 20 years’ experience in the US and international reinsurance markets.

He has worked across all casualty lines, and most recently headed a global specialty reinsurance practice for directors’ and officers’ liability.

Jones has more than 13 years of US casualty reinsurance experience.

Latterly, he focused on professional lines and was a global reinsurance practice leader for technology errors’ and omissions’ and cyber liability.

Lockton Companies chief executive Mike Hammond (pictured) said: “Hiring the finest talent in the industry, as and when it becomes available, has enabled Lockton to continue to spread its philosophy of dedicated and insightful client service.

“The new recruits will join George Carrington, James Moss and Carla Moffett who joined us late last year, and allow us to continue to build on our successes and maintain our position as the world’s largest independent insurance and reinsurance intermediary.”