Real-estate insurance broker also hires Gallagher’s James Manning

Real-estate insurance broker Allanfield has hired Paul Williams and Paul Leader as managing directors.

Williams was previously executive director of rival firm Gallagher Heath Real Estate. Leader was previously a director at global broker HW Wood, with responsibility for the real-estate and commercial teams.

James Manning will also be joining Allanfield from Gallagher Heath Real Estate to help support the team.

Allanfield said both Leader and Williams are well-known in the London real estate and insurance markets and have a track record of building specialist teams and securing business from leading property companies.

“These appointments underpin our commitment to becoming a leader in the real estate broking market,” Allanfield chief executive Gary Field said in a statement. “Both men have strong credentials in the sector, developed during long careers and are enthusiastic about the opportunities that exist to grow our business.”