PRESS RELEASE – 8 March 2022


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Latitude Brokers appoints Matt Cannock as Managing Director, Singapore

Bordeaux & Hong Kong, 8 March 2022

Latitude Brokers, recently acquired by Filhet-Allard Maritime, have appointed Matt Cannock as Managing Director, Singapore, with effect from the 1st March 2022. 

Matt’s appointment is a key component of the transfer of leadership of their Singapore office from Tom Fulford-Smith and Charles D’Alton.  Gabriel Lim, has also been promoted to Broking Director.

Andrew Brooker, Managing Director at Latitude, said “Tom and Charles have been at the heart of what we have achieved at Latitude and we look forward to continuing our relationship as they pursue their underwriting ambitions.  At the same time, we are very excited about the new leadership team we have in place.”

Christian Barnabe, Managing Director of Filhet-Allard Maritime said “with Matt, we are bringing in a recognised Marine Insurance industry figure with over 25 years’ broking and underwriting experience in London and Asia, to lead the team to the next level”.

Gabriel Lim has been with Latitude since the Singapore office opened in 2016 and his promotion to a leadership position is thoroughly deserved.

Henry Allard, President of Filhet-Allard Maritime: “All of the staff at Latitude and the wider FAM Group thank Tom and Charles for their hard work in helping to create the company that Latitude is today and wish them the best in their future endeavours.”

Matt’s appointment has been approved by the regulators and he will be appointed to the Board of Latitude Brokers Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Notes to editors:

About Latitude Brokers

Latitude Brokers was founded in Hong Kong in 2014 and expanded to Singapore in 2016. 

They service clients predominantly in the Asia-Pacific region across the marine, offshore, and global supply chain sectors and became a Filhet-Allard Maritime Company in December 2021.

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About Filhet-Allard Maritime

Part of the Filhet-Allard family-owned Group, Filhet-Allard Maritime is a leading insurance broker in the world’s major commodities trading, shipping, and industrial markets. Founded in Bordeaux in 1846, the company is now being led by the 6th generation of the Allard family. Its slogan “At the heart of International Trade, Shipping & Industry” reflects its vision as an internationally recognized specialist in the Maritime sector.

Filhet-Allard Maritime’s technical and logistical platform employs more than 100 experts with operations in France, Switzerland, Ivory Coast and Turkey. Their expert teams pride themselves on producing innovative, personalized, and technically effective solutions to protect, defend and serve the interests of customers around the world. For more information visit