JLT Specialty London appoints Head of Environmental

16 August 2017

  • Emilie Walsh to work with businesses as a result of growing complexity and awareness over environmental exposures and liabilities

JLT Specialty London (JLT), the specialist insurance broker and risk consultant, has appointed Emilie Walsh as Head of Environmental based within JLT’s Specialty Property & Casualty Team. 

Before joining JLT, Emilie held a number of positions involving environmental consultancy and underwriting, more recently leading the UK environmental underwriting team for AIG. She has been involved in a broad range of complex and major risks including operational, transactional or project risks covering a range of industries, not limited to construction, real-estate, energy and manufacturing. Emilie holds a BSc in Chemistry and Management from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

In her new role, Emilie will be consulting with JLT’s Industry facing professionals and clients. She will work closely with clients to advise them on any existing exposures, as well as emerging environmental risks, delivering bespoke solutions to their current and future environmental risk and insurance needs. 

Demand for environmental risk and insurance solutions has steadily grown over the years following the introduction of new regulations which imposed additional liabilities on businesses for environmental damage. It has become an increasingly important insurance for a wide range of commercial businesses including waste management and oil companies, commercial landlords, land developers, manufacturers and utilities companies. 

Simon Delchar, CEO of JLT’s Specialty Property & Casualty Team, said: ‘There is growing concern amongst businesses about their environmental exposures both past and present, and many are increasingly looking for specialist advice and guidance on this issue. Emilie’s experience in this sector will be of huge benefit to both existing and potential clients who could be affected by the issue, and her wealth of knowledge will help them make the right decisions for their business going forward.’

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ENQUIRIES:

Corinne Gladstone

PR Manager, JLT Group

Email: corinne_gladstone@jltgroup.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7895 7705

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson

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 41 countries with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com.

About JLT Specialty

JLT Specialty Limited (JLT Specialty) is a specialist insurance broker and risk consultant, providing market leading industry knowledge and expertise in specialist fields to some of the world's largest companies.

JLT Specialty is part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group of companies (JLT), 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 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.