Global (re)insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the appointment of Andy Smith as chairman and chief executive officer of its UK Aviation practice, within Marsh JLT Speciality.
Smith will be based in London and report to Paul Moody, UK CEO, Marsh JLT Specialty, and Simon Harker, global head of aviation, Marsh JLT Specialty.
In his new role, Smith will be responsible for the overall management and development of the firm's London-based aviation and aerospace business, which provides specialist risk support and insurance services to both a UK and international client base.
Smith brings over 3 decades of experience to the role. He joined Marsh in 2007 and since then has held senior roles within its UK Aviation Practice, most recently as head of the UK airline business.
Prior to joining Marsh, he was a Partner at JLT and part of the firm's Aerospace executive team.
Commenting on the appointment, Moody said: “Andy is widely recognised throughout the industry for his leadership skills and incisive understanding of the risk and insurance issues aviation firms now face. He is a great example of the depth of talent we have in Marsh JLT Specialty and the aviation team in particular.”
Harker Added: “Andy’s deep experience and market knowledge will be essential as we assist our UK aviation and aerospace clients in managing their risk and insurance portfolios. With his superb track record and industry standing, I’m delighted that Andy is now at the helm of our UK team.”
Smith, said: “I am truly excited to be leading the talented UK team and working with our global network to deliver the services and solutions our UK clients require to manage risk effectively and continue to grow.”