’He understands the challenges and opportunities for the independent brokers,’ says chief executive

The London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (Liiba) has appointed Andy Bragoli as its new chair.

Bragoli will succeed Alastair Swift, head of corporate risk and broking for global lines of business at WTW, who has served as chair since March 2022.

His appointment was announced following a meeting of Liiba’s board on 22 February 2024.

Chief executive of Liiba Christopher Croft said Bragoli, who is currently Howden’s head of global placement, was a “very positive move for London’s broking community”.

“Howden’s growth has made the firm an increasingly influential voice in the market and Andy’s latest role will only add to the valuable experience and perspective he already brings to broking issues,” Croft added.

”In addition, as Howden is privately owned, Andy understands the challenges and opportunities for the independent brokers who make up the majority of Liiba’s membership.

“I also want to express my thanks to Alastair Swift. He’s been an exceptional chair, picking up the reigns at the end of the pandemic and steering Liiba through what have been turbulent times for both the economy and the London market.”


Bragoli joined Howden in 1997 as its group broking director and went onto to hold several senior positions before taking up his most current role in October 2023.

Prior to Howden, he was a director of broking firm Nelson, Hurst and Marsh from 1989 to 1997.

Upon taking up his new role with Liiba, Bragoli said: “I am delighted to be taking on the Liiba chair and very much look forward to supporting the excellent work that Chris and the team are doing for our market and community, Alistair will certainly be a tough act to follow.

Andy Bragoli Howden

Andy Bragoli

“We are all privileged to be working in a unique environment, which has responded strongly to client demand, embraced change and pushed innovation across a truly global platform.

“But opportunity and challenge is always there in almost equal measure, so to have Liiba in such a pivotal role for all shapes and size of member is a such an asset.”