Guy Carpenter appoints new global cyber leader


Marsh & McLennan Companies broking subsidiary Guy Carpenter has appointed Siobhan O’Brien to lead its international cyber strategy, innovation and product development.

Based in London, O’Brien will serve as the head of cyber centre of excellence for international and global specialties and work with the account teams to support all strategy and product development for cyber internationally. The position is a newly created one. In addition, she will liaise with the global innovation and product development team which studies emerging cyber risk issues.

O’Brien was previously at Marsh where she held numerous senior positions, including national placement and advisory head for financial institutions for Marsh FINPRO New York; head of the Marsh London financial services team; client service director for Marsh FINPRO London and most recently Marsh UK cyber placement leader and product development team leader.

She will report to Kevin Fisher, CEO of global specialties, and James Nash, CEO, international.

Fisher said: “We are extremely pleased to have Siobhan join us from Marsh. We have put together a unique set of capabilities that include our just launched GC Genesis platform; a cyber risk modelling platform developed with CyberCube and based on our analytics; and the Global Cyber Centre of Excellence. Siobhan is uniquely qualified to merge these capabilities across our international operations and will lead the charge for cyber innovation and product development.”

Nash added: “Cyber continues to top many risk-related agendas as companies seek to better understand the threat of attack and identify emerging exposures. Silent cyber, for example, is receiving significant attention following recent loss events and is a risk where the modelling science is still evolving. We need to fully understand the causes of such exposures and be able to offer best advice to our clients. With the appointment of Siobhan to head-up our Cyber Centre of Excellence, we have an international cyber capability that we firmly believe is market-leading and will allow us to deliver a range of enhanced services and solutions to our clients, enabling them to address these challenges head-on and take advantage of this evolving risk landscape.”

Guy Carpenter, Cyber, Insurance, Innovation, Strategy, Reinsurance, Broking, Appointment, Siobhan O’Brien, London, UK

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