Lockton adds to global aviation capabilities

Lockton today announced the expansion of its aviation practice, with new hires in both the U.K. and U.S.

Collectively, the new additions bring significant experience and knowledge related to complex aviation and aerospace risks, including deep insight into aviation underwriting practices, that will benefit Lockton clients on both sides of the Atlantic.

Carl Shephard has been appointed a senior broker in Lockton’s aviation practice in London. He has more than three decades of experience in aviation insurance in the U.K. and U.S., as both a broker and underwriter. Shephard most recently was a consultant to Starr Companies’ aviation and aerospace teams; he previously built and led the aviation practice for SterlingRisk. He has also held leadership roles at Aviation Insurance Services of Nevada and Florida.

Chris Latta has been appointed a vice president and account executive in Lockton’s Southeast region aviation practice, based in Atlanta. Latta joins Lockton from Starr Aviation, where he most recently was assistant vice president, Northeast U.S. He has more than a decade of experience in aviation underwriting. He began his career at Starr in 2009; prior to rejoining Starr in 2019, he was a senior underwriter in AIG’s aerospace group.

“Throughout his career, Carl Shephard has been a tenacious advocate for his aviation clients, seeking to find and design best-in-class solutions to address their most complex insurance and risk management needs,” said Tim Liddiard, Head of Aviation, Lockton Companies LLP, based in London. “We’re delighted to bring someone of Carl’s pedigree to Lockton, helping us continue to deliver industry-leading service and strategic advice to our clients in both the U.S. and U.K.”

“At Lockton, we continually strive to find the best and brightest people to help us better serve and support our clients in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dean Anderson, Aviation Practice Leader for Lockton’s Southeast region. “Chris Latta’s unique perspectives and technical proficiency as an underwriter will help us continue to stand head and shoulders above other aviation insurance brokers.”