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Guy Carpenter boosts non-marine specialty division with two senior appointments

June 30, 2021

Guy Carpenter, the reinsurance specialist and broking arm of Marsh McLennan, has announced the appointment of James Johns as managing director, effective 12 August 2021, and Josh O’Donoghue as senior vice president, effective 8 November 2021, within its non-marine specialty unit.

Johns will be based in London and operate as a leading broker and account executive specialising in providing property risk and catastrophe reinsurance solutions for a broad range of direct and facultative clients. He will report to Stephen Firmin, managing director, non-marine specialty, Guy Carpenter.

Johns bring 30 years of experience across broking and underwriting and joins the firm from Willis Re where he most recently served as executive director, specialising in London Market property reinsurance. He was also global head of property at both Talbot Syndicate and Marsh UK.

O’Donoghue serves as a senior broker and account executive, focusing on property retrocession, as well as direct and facultative reinsurance placements. Also based in London, he will report to Roland Morse, managing director, non-marine specialty, Guy Carpenter.

O’Donoghue joins Guy Carpenter from Aon where he served as a non-marine retrocession broker. Previously, he was a US property reinsurance broker at Willis Re.

Richard Morgan, head of non-marine specialties, managing director, Global Specialties, Guy Carpenter, said: “I am delighted to welcome two incredibly skilled and highly respected market practitioners into our Non-Marine Specialty division. The combined experience and expertise that James and Josh bring to these roles will be vital in ensuring we continue to provide truly differentiated and extensive client value. They are joining a very strong and highly respected team and their introduction will help further elevate our standing in the Non-Marine Specialty sector.”