Graham Barden to join Lockton Re as Chairman of Aviation & Aerospace Practice

LONDON, 24th July 2020 - Lockton Re, the global reinsurance business of the world’s largest privately held independent insurance broker, is pleased to announce that Graham Barden is joining Lockton Re in London as Chairman of the Aviation & Aerospace practice, early next year.

Commenting on the appointment, Keith Harrison, CEO International, Lockton Re, said, “As we continue to build our Specialty capability, we are delighted to welcome Graham to our global team of nearly 140 colleagues. He has an excellent market reputation with 40 years of experience in the Aviation market working in both reinsurance and insurance. It is important that our Specialty offering has both depth of experience as well as breadth of market knowledge in key areas to support the growing needs of our clients. Graham was very excited by how we are combining deep expertise with technology to enhance and support client results and relationships”.

Graham was most recently part of the Aviation team at Guy Carpenter having joined there as part of the MMC acquisition of JLT in 2019, following his move to JLT Re in 2017. Previous to that Graham was Managing Director of Lockton Aviation, having joined Lockton through the acquisition of Alexander Forbes in 2006, where he was Managing Director of Aviation. Before that Graham was Chairman at Bradstock, Blunt and Crawley and Executive Director at CE Heath Aviation.

Keith Harrison concludes, “Graham shares the Lockton Re commitment to exceptional client service and is a great fit for our culture and our clients. We look forward to adding Graham to our Specialty capability and welcoming him to the team early next year”.