Richard West

Richard West

Managing Director, Aviation Division

Richard West

Richard is a highly experienced insurance professional who has been in the London aviation market for more than 30 years. He joined Besso in 2013 as a Director and has succeeded in  growing the company’s aviation accounts and strengthening Besso’s reputation in the marketplace. Richards’s long-term objective is to generate new aviation opportunities and create enduring business relationships with brokers and agents around the world.

Richard began his career in 1979 as a Lloyd’s Underwriter at aviation Syndicate 496, before working at various Lloyd’s brokers where he deepened his knowledge of aviation products and the challenges facing the aviation industry. He joined Besso from Gibbs Hartley Cooper, which previously operated as HSBC Insurance Brokers.

We have deep roots and generations of specialist experience. Besso’s culture and people inspire trust and confidence wherever we operate ... Colin Bird, Chairman Besso Limited

Company Information

Besso Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA firm reference number is 309159
Registered Office: 8-11 Crescent, London, EC3N 2LY.
Registered in England No: 00910680

Optex Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA firm reference number is 402258
Registered Office: 8-11 Crescent, London, EC3N 2LY.
Registered in England No: 05022286