RFIB Continues to Expand International Energy Presence with Opening of Perth Office

RFIB Group, the international Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces it has established a new office, RFIB Energy Australia PTY Ltd in Perth – as part of its expansion moves in the Australian and Far East markets.

The initiative reflects RFIB’s development strategy, as first announced in June 2005, to build its energy operations. The Perth office, which will also focus on the mining and power sectors, will be headed by Simon Race, who until recently headed the Perth office of Benfield Corporate Risk. Simon is being joined by former colleagues Matt Gibbs and petroleum engineer, Jim Embury.

Jonathan Lyne, who heads up RFIB’s energy operations, commented: “”The opening of the Perth office marks another step in RFIB’s strategic plan to grow its energy book. The move builds on various RFIB initiatives over the last three years including the expansion of RFIB’s international team of energy specialists and the creation of offices in Dubai, Moscow and the Ukraine. We are delighted to have attracted such highly thought of brokers as Simon and Matt to support our business growth in Australia and the Far East.”