KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton Companies announced Matthew Gooda has joined its London operations as Mining Advocate, Senior Vice President. In this position, Gooda will advise global mining clients on insurance and risk management. Gooda's expertise will help promote Lockton's position in the mining industry by developing innovative insurance programs and providing technical advice to existing and new clients.
"We are delighted to have Matthew on board at Lockton. His technical knowledge and experience in the mining segment will add significant depth to our mining capabilities," said Simon Scholfield, Partner and Head of Property for Lockton Companies, LLP. "Matthew's advocacy work around the globe advising existing clients and helping to win new business will provide us with a clear differentiating edge."
Gooda joins Lockton from the major multi-national miner Anglo American plc, where his responsibilities included both risk financing programs and the management of complex and high-value insurance claims. Anglo American is the world's largest miner of diamonds and platinum and has significant positions in the bulk commodities and base metals.
Gooda's experience includes placement design and claims management in both operational asset insurances and multi-billion dollar construction risks, as well as the management of an unbundled risk engineering program.
More than 4,900 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.