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Guy Carpenter announces several senior appointments to enhance client value

  • Publish Date: Posted about 5 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has announced a series of international leadership appointments after the integration of JLT RE, effective immediately.  

These appointments are a reflection on the company’s strategy to the align the firm’s structure, to integrate the capabilities of JLT Re and ultimately create a leadership team that enhances the company’s ability to deliver strategic services, solutions and value to clients.

The business details in a press release that Kevin Fisher has been named chairman of London North America, in addition to his previously announced role as chairman of UK and Global Specialties. He will continue reporting to Peter Hearn, president & CEO of Guy Carpenter.

In the Global Capital Solutions segment, Vicky Carter who is currently chairman of global strategic advisory has been promoted to chairman of Global Capital Solutions, International. She will also report to Hearn.

Global Specialties changes include the appointment of Bradley Maltese as vice chairman of Global Specialties, while James Boyce will continue in his role as CEO of the division. Each Global Specialties segment will have a leader reporting to Boyce, as well as a senior leadership team responsible for advancing the business and the integration of clients and colleagues.

  • Marine & Energy will continue to be led by Jim Summers.
    • The senior leadership team will be comprised of: Graham Devlin, Nick Jay and Martin Stephenson
  • Aviation & Aerospace will continue to be led by Ian Wrigglesworth.
    • The senior leadership will be comprised of: Graham Barden, Paul Smith, Barry Stiff and Martin Stoney
  • Non-Marine Specialties will continue to be led by Richard Morgan.
    • The senior leadership team will be comprised of: Bill Bennett, Richard Carver, Paul Esterbrook, Stephen Firmin, Roland Morse, Simon Sharpe and Dean Smith
  • Trade Credit & Political Risk will be co-led by David Edwards and Ashley De Laroque.
    • David Edwards will focus on the production and servicing of international clients working closely with the wider International platform.
    • Ashley De Laroque will focus on the production and servicing of London market clients.

Internationally, James Nash will continue as CEO of International, reporting to Hearn. The following business units and leaders will report to Nash:

  • Carolyn Morley and Ian Kerton will co-lead a newly combined unit which will bring together the capabilities of the Global Casualty and UK Property & Casualty teams. This market leading unit will allow us to deliver the best of Guy Carpenter to their clients.
  • Carolyn Morley will lead the Global Casualty business, continuing to advise global clients and driving production around the world.
  • Ian Kerton will lead the drive for growth in the London market, and maintain responsibility for South Africa.
  • Jonathan Fahie has been appointed chief operating officer for this unit
  • Charles Whitmore will continue in his role as head of the Placement Solutions Group.
  • Shaun Scade will continue in his role as head of Accident & Health.
  • Massimo Reina will continue in his role as CEO of Continental Europe & Middle East.
  • Tony Gallagher will continue in his role as CEO of Asia Pacific and Jeremy Fox has moved into his previously announced role as chairman of Asia Pacific.

The business has also announced that Aidan Pope, CEO of Latin America & Caribbean plans to retire from Guy Carpenter.

Additionally, after over 40 years of leadership in the reinsurance business, Ross Howard, vice chairman of Guy Carpenter, plans to retire later in 2019. Meanwhile he will continue to support the company’s integration efforts and ensure the combined business delivers maximum value.

Hearn, president and CEO of Guy Carpenter said: “Our focus throughout the integration is building a structure that allows our firm and our colleagues to deliver the full value of the combined organization to clients. We are confident that we have the right structure, leaders and teams in place to deliver on Guy Carpenter’s commitment to its clients: to identify opportunity in risk that will drive profitable growth.”

Adding: “I would like to thank Ross Howard for his partnership during the integration process, his advocacy for colleagues and clients across the organization and his contribution to the reinsurance industry over the past 42 years.”