Meet the Founding Partners

Andrew Brooker | Latitude Brokers

Andrew Brooker

Andrew has 30 years’ experience in marine insurance, including claims, technical resources, client servicing and broking. He has worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong in firms that span law, cargo recovery and broking. Andrew was on the board of a Lloyd’s broker from 2007 until 2013. His experience involves managing a wide range of clients in the marine sector, including commodity traders; ship operators and charterers; ports and terminals operators, bunker suppliers and other marine industry professionals. Andrew also manages the placement of marine reinsurance programs in the region.

Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn
Email: [email protected].com
Tel: +852 2154 2253
Mobile: +852 5683 6928

Tom Fulford-Smith

Tom Fulford-Smith

Now in our Singapore office, Tom began his career with a multinational broker in London in 2002, working as a wholesale placing broker in the London market, focusing on all marine products for shipowners. In 2007, Tom moved to Hong Kong where he established direct relationships with shipowners and charterers, placing their insurance programs into Asian and other markets. In 2011, Tom joined Cooper Gay Hong Kong to lead their regional marine team, working closely with Junge & Co, Europe’s largest retail marine broker, in addition to servicing clients throughout Asia.

Connect with Tom on LinkedIn
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +65 6692 2381
Mobile: +65 9004 6916

Charles D'Alton

Charles D’Alton

Based in our Singapore office, Charles joined Latitude from an International Group P&I Club. Initially based in the Club’s Mediterranean syndicate, he transferred to the Club’s Singapore subsidiary in 2009 where he was lead underwriter in the Asia Pacific region for five years. Before moving into marine insurance, Charles spent the early part of his career as a dry bulk shipbroker for Maersk. He spent time in both London and Copenhagen offices where he worked on both chartering and S&P/newbuilding desks, respectively.

Connect with Charles on LinkedIn
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +65 6692 2380
Mobile: +65 9383 3508

Vanessa Toucas | Latitude Brokers

Vanessa Toucas

Vanessa has been working in Hong Kong for 20 years in claims and broking positions, focusing on hull and machinery, P&I and Charterer’s Liability insurance for ship operating clients. She was previously head of shipping for a Lloyd’s broker in Hong Kong and has travelled extensively, working with clients throughout Asia. Vanessa has a Master’s degree in marine law from Lille University in France.

Connect with Vanessa on LinkedIn
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +852 2154 2217
Mobile: +852 6750 9181

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