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New Head of Aviation Insurance Appointed

Peter Matcham - New Head of Aviation Insurance Appointed

Dorset-based broker and Brokerbility member, Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has announced the appointment of Peter Matcham as Head of Aviation Insurance with effect from 1 December 2013.

An experienced insurance professional with over eighteen years in broking, seven of which have been spent with Alan & Thomas’ commercial division, Peter has a long established background in the aviation field and is a trained pilot.

A&T CEO Julian Boughton is delighted with the new appointment saying, “Peter has been an important part of the development team at A&T for some years now and has demonstrated many of the skills and competencies required for the aviation role. These skills, combined with Peter’s knowledge of the aviation industry, made him the stand out candidate for the position.”

“I am delighted that we could continue with our desire of promoting within A&T to this role. Peter will be based at our Poole head office and will initially undertake a business review and then formulate a development plan for this important part of our business. A re-launch of the division will then follow with a clear strategy for improvement and additional development areas”.

Peter is equally thrilled with his new role; “Aviation is a long-standing passion of mine after having first learnt to fly at the age of fifteen. I have always kept up-to-date with developments in the sector and appreciate the challenges facing pilots, aircraft owners and businesses in today’s market. I am looking forward to developing the division with insurers and other strategic partners”.

Alan & Thomas has been operating in the aviation market since March 2012 following a broker acquisition and in this time has developed close working relationships with a number of the UK’s leading aviation insurers. The broker’s aviation book of business includes both aircraft owners and businesses operating within the aviation industry.

“Without wishing to get too carried away, the sky really is the limit for this part of our business and I am looking forward to working with Peter to make sure our aspirations fly!”

Pictured: Peter Matcham