Price Forbes grows aviation team with four senior hires


Price Forbes has announced that it has made four senior appointments to its growing global aviation practice.

Michael Moran and Gordon Middleton have joined as Executive Directors of Aviation and Lee Dove as Director of Aviation. David Sales will join as Executive Director of Aerospace.

David Sales FCII CAIP was previously Aerospace Director at Ed Broking with responsibilities for production and marketing worldwide and with a particular focus on North America and Europe. David was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Insurers for 2020-21 in October.

Michael Moran has held aviation leadership roles at KM Dastur, Willis Towers Watson, HSBC and Marsh. Complementing his Middle East-African focus, he has also spent time on secondment in South Africa, supporting various pan-Africa brokerage acquisitions and business development initiatives.

Gordon Middleton joins from Marsh where he was a senior vice president in the airline team, with the last 15 years focusing on the production and placement of aviation business across Sub Saharan Africa.

Lee Dove was previously Vice President at Marsh where he worked in account management with major international airlines and brings a depth of experience in policy wordings and contractual leasing.

Price Forbes’ aviation practice has grown substantially since its launch in 2012. The team has grown from its four original members, Tarcan Erisen, Oscar Rincon, Paolo Di Silvio and Stuart Lakey to 22 and last year placed $70m GWP into the market.

The practice trades in over 60 countries spanning the four major capabilities of airlines, general aviation, aerospace and space.

Tarcan Erisen, Head of Aviation and Space at Price Forbes, comments: “Price Forbes’ independence and established global presence is proving an attractive home for entrepreneurially minded brokers who work creatively to deliver the outstanding solutions that clients will need in a challenging market and economy.”

“We anticipate a growth in commercial airline travel in Q4 2021-22 and see MENA and Sub-Sahara Africa as emerging territories in particular. The appointment of Michael, Gordon, David and Lee will help us to further build our compelling client proposition ready for the rebound in airline traffic and we are delighted to welcome them to our growing team.”