Aviation rate trends have been increasing dramatically for the last few years. With capacity reducing and underwriters seeking greater premium levels for smaller use of their capacities, the role of an insurance broker has its challenges. However, it also presents great opportunities for experienced brokers to demonstrate their value, and how imaginative and resourceful approaches to risk placement can make a difference. Our experience spans the last 36 years, giving us the knowledge and capability to place a range of aviation risks on attractive terms.
Speak to us about a specialist risk you are trying to place, and find out how we may be able to help.
Scott Smith is the account director for aviation at ConsiliumRe, responsible for growing the aviation insurance book.
He joined ConsiliumRe in June 2021, having owned an aviation insurance brokerage in South Africa for 13 years.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys exploring the country with his wife and daughter, who are new to the UK. He likes to go fly-fishing, run, play a bit of golf, and cycle some trails in his area.
“I like the excitement and enthusiasm in the air here. I hear people making deals around me all day.”
With the vast experience of our people in this class, we are able to place a broad number of aviation risks with our markets.
Our wider team is made up of aviation experts with a detailed knowledge in this sector to ensure that your experience working with us is forever a positive one.
Christian Watson is an aviation broker at Consilium, responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with Consilium’s network of new and renewal clients, underwriters and brokers.
He joined the group in August 2021, having previously worked in the aviation market for eight years with three different insurance brokers, Boston Marks, Lockton, and most recently Grimme Butcher Jones.
Outside of work, Christian likes lots of sports, including golf, football, squash, and working out in the gym. He also enjoys cooking on the BBQ, travelling with friends, and trying new experiences.
“The opportunity was there to join a young dynamic company to help build a new and flourishing Aviation division while continuing to enhance my skills and knowledge.”
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