We are very excited to announce and introduce our new Senior London Market Broker Francesca Vernon Cert CII to the team here at Lothbury UK. Francesca has risen through the ranks and has had an extensive career at some of the largest brokers in the world. Francesca will be based in our London branch.
Francesca re-joined Lothbury UK in 2020 as London Market Senior Broker following her previous role as a Broker at Lothbury UK in 2010 where she was with us for 5 years. She is also currently acting as Non-Executive Director for Lothbury Dedicated Ltd, involved with underwriting management.
Recently joining us from worldwide leading broking house Aon and prior to this Arthur J Gallagher, Francesca has had an expansive career at Lloyd’s which begun within the Lloyds of London building. This led her to relocate to Re-Insurance broker Cooper Gay & Co on Wall Street, New York in 2010 where she was involved in the Swett and Crawford merger. Following her initial 5 years as a Broker at Lothbury UK, Francesca spent a further 5 years as a Lloyd’s placing broker and Account Executive specialising in niche areas- Medical Malpractice and Life Science (inclusive of Hospitals, Clinics, Biotech, Pharmaceutical companies, and Clinical Trials).
At Lothbury UK, Francesca is responsible for providing advice to clients and colleagues on placement design, available coverage and capacity, likely pricing, potential coverage enhancements and market progress. Being a Lloyd’s of London market placing broker for over 10 years, her experience lies with negotiating agreements -small individual policies to large complex commercial risks inclusive of long-term agreements, creating umbrella, excess of loss and tower placement strategies.
Proven to be versatile, she has class wide experience inclusive of Professional Indemnity and Liability dealing with worldwide large complex risk solutions and placements both retail and wholesale and has previously been involved with new product initiation inclusive of creating wordings.
We feel Francesca will be an asset to the team and we are looking forward to seeing what the future will hold with her skills and expertise.