JLT Specialty has appointed former AIG UK lead environmental underwriter Emilie Walsh as head of environmental within its London P&C team.
Walsh joins the broker from AIG, where she spent more than six years, more recently leading the UK environmental underwriting team at the carrier.
JLT Specialty said Walsh has been involved in a broad range of complex and major risks covering a range of industries, including but not limited to the construction, real estate, energy and manufacturing sectors.
In her new role, Emilie will be consulting with JLT’s industry facing professionals and clients, working 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.
Simon Delchar, CEO of JLT's Specialty Property & Casualty team, said Walsh's experience will help the broker meet increasing demand for environmental insurance.
"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," he said.