Tysers, a leading independent international Lloyd’s broker, today (2 June 2009) announces the appointment of David Reed, as Managing Director, and Mark Walters, as Director, of the Aviation Division.

David and Mark were previously both senior executives at Marsh and their arrival marks a significant step in Tysers’ strategy to develop centres of excellence in its chosen classes of business and to have a significant presence in the aviation market.

David has over 35 years of experience in the market. Before joining Tysers, he was a Managing Director of Marsh Aviation, where he was responsible for major aerospace and airline accounts in the UK and Europe, along with all aerospace and airline business in China.

Mark was formerly a Senior Vice President at Marsh, responsible for handling international aerospace and airline business. Mark has over 19 years experience in the market.

David and Mark both specialise in the handling of all aspects of aviation insurance, particularly airlines and aerospace, and they have extensive global experience with a focus on European, Asian, Chinese and US business.

“We are very excited to be welcoming David and Mark to the Aviation team,” said Chris Elliott, CEO of Tysers. “As seasoned professionals, they bring a wealth of experience and a depth of expertise that is second to none. Tysers is well known for its excellence in many major business classes and we are very pleased to have been able to attract two such impressive individuals to help us expand and develop our Aviation business.”

“Both Mark and I are delighted we are joining Tysers, a broker so widely known for its integrity, excellent client service and personal approach,” said David Reed. “We look forward to helping build their Aviation business and providing a dedicated service to clients.”