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RFIB appoints Northern European team

RFIB Group Limited, the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Colin Pinder and Gary Blakesley as Divisional Directors to develop a predominantly German Marine account. Colin and Gary take up their new roles with immediate effect reporting to Chris Tansley, Managing Director Marine International.

Colin Pinder brings more than four decades’ experience in the German Hull and War market to RFIB. He joins from Willis, where he served as Divisional Director. Prior to this, Colin spent 20 years at Miller Insurance Brokers. He began his career in 1971 with Glanville Einthoven.

Gary Blakesley also joins RFIB from Willis where he focused on Hull  Machinery, Increased Value and War Risks in the German and Northern European Markets. Prior to this, Gary spent 12 years at Ropner Insurance Services, again focusing on German Hull business. He began his career in 1982 at Alexander Howden.

Jonathan Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer of RFIB said: “I am delighted to welcome Colin and Gary to lead our expansion into the German market. Their exceptional experience and market contacts, combined with a proven track record of building profitable accounts will be a terrific asset in realising our ambitions for the region. Both Colin and Gary have built their reputations on providing solutions tailored for clients’ specific requirements and as such are the ideal candidates to broaden RFIB’s offering in Germany.”

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