RFIB Group Limited, the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointments of Paul Leith-Smith, Giles Penfold and Will Hawkins who will form a new South East Asia Marine Cargo team. The team joins from Ed, and will report to Chris Bracegirdle, Director and Chris Tansley, Managing Director Marine and will assist with RFIB’s expansion into South East Asia.
Leith-Smith brings over four decades of experience to RFIB. He previously served as Director of Marine at Ed and was a founding partner at CRS (Cameron Richard and Smith). Penfold joins with over 22 years of marine experience. He began his career at CRS in 1994. Hawkins also joins from Ed after four years as a marine cargo broker.
Dennis Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer of RFIB said: “South East Asia represents a key growth area for RFIB and the marine cargo sector will be a key pillar in this expansion. I am delighted that we have been able to recruit such a high calibre team to develop our presence in this 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. They have built their reputations on providing solutions tailored to clients’ specific requirements and are the ideal candidates to broaden our offering in South East Asia. I am very pleased to welcome them to RFIB.”