JLT US specialty business appoints energy specialists to form market leading energy capability

05 January 2015

Jardine Specialty Insurance Services Inc. ("JLT Specialty USA"), a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. ("JLT"), one of the world's leading specialty focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is delighted to announce the appointment of further leading energy specialists to its Houston office to form one of the strongest energy risk teams in the US market:

  • William Helander, most recently Senior Vice President, Aon
  • Wynne Sharpe, most recently Senior Vice President, Aon
  • Melissa Henderson, most recently Vice President, Marsh
  • Lisa Harris, most recently Vice President, Lockton
  • Andrew Glisson, most recently Vice President, Upstream Insurance Brokers

These leading energy specialists are joining JLT's existing Houston based energy capabilities that include the energy business acquired from Alliant insurance Services in October and creates what is intended to become the industry leading Energy team.

Commenting on today's announcement, Pat Donnelley, President and Deputy CEO of JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. said: "The quality of individuals we are attracting to JLT, once again demonstrates the compelling opportunity that our US specialty platform offers to leading industry professionals. I am delighted to welcome my new colleagues to JLT.

Michael Rice, CEO of JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. said "Today's appointments are completely aligned to JLT's strategy of building market leading expertise in core areas of specialty. We see the area of energy as one in which clients are looking for specialist knowledge and expertise. Today's appointments clearly positions JLT as one of the leading players in the energy market and we look forward to working with our new colleagues to take our winning proposition to clients."

These appointments are subject to the fulfilment of existing contractual obligations and follow JLT's announcement of its plans to expand significantly our US specialty capabilities into the Group's key specialty areas including Energy, Construction, Financial Lines, Credit, Political & Security and Aerospace. We would encourage any potential applicants interested in becoming part of our new US specialty team to call Andrew Love on +1-877355 1232, email hiringusa@jltgroup.com or visit www.jltgroup.com/usa.

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JLT Contacts:

Jim Pierce

Chairman, JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Tel: +1 713 504 4662

Email: jim.pierce@jltus.com

Ashely Deal

Assistant Vice President, Marketing, JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Tel: +1 310 266 9464

Email: ashely.deal@jltus.com

Paul Dransfield

Head of Group Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 20 7528 4933

Email: Paul_Dransfield@JLTGROUP.COM

Brunswick contacts:

Dania Saidam (UK)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Beatriz Garcia (US)

Tel: +1 (212) 333 3810

Notes to Editors

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world's leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT's client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 9,500 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.


This announcement may contain "forward looking statements" regarding the financial position, business strategy or plans for future operations of the Group. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty, relating to facts that are beyond the company's ability to control, such as future market conditions. Any such statements in this announcement speak only as at the date of this announcement. The company does not assume any obligation to, and does not intend to, revise or update these forward looking statements except as required pursuant to applicable law.

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