JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. Announces Appointment of Robert Battenfield as Senior Vice President & Leader of US Downstream Energy

17 March 2015

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. 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 pleased to announce the appointment of Robert M. Battenfield as Senior Vice President and Leader of Downstream Energy. Battenfield will be located in Houston where he will be responsible for leading JLT Specialty USA’s downstream energy and power business. In this role he will develop state of the art placement strategies, ensuring that JLT Specialty USA’s commitment to superior service and product delivery are a prominent part of the company’s value proposition in the energy industry space.  

Battenfield will join JLT Specialty USA’s energy team, including upstream and renewables, to share best practices and provide clients with one of a kind service and comprehensive solutions. Jim Pierce, Chairman of JLT Specialty USA, commented, “We are extremely excited to bring Rob into the JLT Specialty family. During his already impressive career Rob has proven he is a rising star in the field and offers a unique skillset that fits in perfectly with our already deep bench of talent in the energy and power sectors. We look forward to leveraging Rob’s wealth of knowledge as we are constantly identifying and problem solving the needs of the energy industry’s most complex risk profiles.” Prior to joining JLT Specialty USA, Battenfield served as Senior Vice President and Account Executive at Aon Risk Services since 2010 where he was a key leader of the largest book of power and utility business within Aon U.S. In this position his responsibilities involved the design, placement and management of risk transfer programs for the power generation, utility and renewable energy sectors.  

Previously, Battenfield was a national resource broker in power and energy with Aon Risk Solutions’ energy group in Houston, which he joined in 2007. His duties included reviewing and assisting in the placement of downstream energy, power, utilities and renewable business that came into Aon’s natural resource group on a national basis.  Rob began his career in 2002 as an account specialist  working exclusively in the energy sector with Global Special Risk, Inc.  

Battenfield’s accomplishments have included being awarded Risk and Insurance Magazine’s Power Broker designation for 2012 and 2013, and he was named to the magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2012 and 2013.  In 2013, Rob was also named to Business Insurance Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 list and was named as one of the insurance industry’s Top Rising Stars by Reactions Magazine. Battenfield holds a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Marketing & Communications from the University of Texas in Austin. 

This important leadership announcement comes as JLT continues its strategy in expanding its USA capabilities around key specialty areas of Energy, Technology, Construction, Financial Lines, Credit, Political & Security and Aerospace. JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Andrew Love at 877-355-1232, hiringusa@jltgroup.com or visit www.jltgroup.com.    

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About JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.  

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms.   

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc  

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance 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 39 territories with more than 10,000 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.