Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the reinsurance broker and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has appointed Siobhan O’Brien Head of the Cyber Centre of Excellence for International and Global Specialties, effective October 1.
The newly-created role will see O’Brien lead the International Cyber Centre of Excellence and work with the account teams to support all strategy and product development for cyber internationally.
O’Brien joins from Marsh, where she held a number of 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.
Based in London, she will liaise with the Global Innovation and Product Development team and report to Kevin Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Global Specialties and James Nash, CEO, International.
“We are extremely pleased to have Siobhan join us from Marsh,” commented Fisher.
“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.”
“Cyber continues to top many risk-related agendas as companies seek to better understand the threat of attack and identify emerging exposures,” added Nash.
“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.”