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Marsh announces key leadership appointments in UK, US & Asia

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 4 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

Global insurance broker Marsh announced key leadership appointments within Marsh JLT Specialty’s Renewable Energy team.

Oliver Holme joins Marsh in the newly created position of UK and US offshore wind leader, reporting to Hamish Roberts, power leader and Amy Barnes, energy & power leader, US and Canada.

He most recently served as a lead risk and insurance specialist for a Danish utility’s UK and US offshore wind operating assets and developments.

Based in London, Holme is expected to transfer to Boston in early 2021.

Martin Beck has been appointed to the newly created role of Asia offshore wind & renewable energy leader, reporting to Glenn Preece, power & utility leader, Asia.

Based in Singapore, Beck was formerly an offshore wind senior client advisor for Marsh GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.

Additionally, Michael Kolodner has joined March to the newly created role of US renewable energy leader, reporting to Barnes.

He is based in Philadelphia and brings two decades of operation, brokerage, advisory and underwriting experience in clean energy risk and insurance management to the role.

He joins Marsh from Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., where he was most recently vice president of underwriting.

Meanwhile, Darren Popham has also mean appointed to the newly created role of UK renewable energy leader, reporting to Roberts.

Based in London, Popham was previously a senior vice president in Marsh JLT Specialty’s Construction Practice where he spent the last decade specialising in placing construction insurance for privately owned power plants on a global basis.

Andrew George, global head of Energy & Power, Marsh JLT Specialty, shared: “Marsh has deep capabilities to serve renewable energy clients as the world’s clean energy transition continues with ever greater contributions from renewable sources such as wind, solar, and offshore wind.”

“Our energy clients increasingly need advisors who can help them navigate evolving risk landscapes and provide strategic solutions. The appointments of Oliver, Martin, Michael, and Darren are pivotal as we look to increase our commitment to this dynamic and fast-growing market.”