Posted in News on 11 Aug 2017

We are delighted to announce today Bob Choppen, formerly Deputy Managing Director of Energy at Willis Towers Watson, as the latest industry name to join our growing energy division.

Bob will take up the position of Executive Partner in October 2017, responsible for new business development with a particular focus on UK and European independent oil and gas companies.

He began his career in the risk management team at global oil and gas giant, BP, before moving on to hold a series of director roles at Marsh, Heath Lambert Group and Aon. He brings c.40 years’ industry experience to the Alesco team, most recently advising independent oil and gas companies, from start-up businesses to billion dollar operations globally, on effective risk management and placement strategies for energy and construction insurances.

Jonathan Lyne, Chairman of our energy division, said: “Bob is a well-known industry figure that has been at the forefront of innovative product development in important areas such as employers’ liability, decommissioning security and, more recently, in fracking-related insurance solutions. He epitomises the client-first attitude we hold strong at Alesco and we are delighted that he has chosen to bring his many talents, creative thinking and wealth of sector-specific experience to the Alesco energy team.”

Bob Choppen, added: “Alesco has had an exceptional few years of growth and is fast-becoming the destination of choice for experienced brokers who want the freedom to develop innovative solutions that help clients reduce the specific risks and exposures they face on a daily basis. I am looking forward to joining the stellar line-up of specialists in the Alesco team and being part of the business’s continued growth story.”

Bob’s appointment is the latest in a series of senior arrivals at Alesco after the broker announced four significant new hires into its growing energy team earlier this month.