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Marsh adds senior hires to UK aviation team

14th October 2020 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Mark Walters as a Managing Director within the UK Aviation Practice, effective immediately.

In this role, he will provide senior insurance and risk advisory services to Marsh JLT Specialty’s UK aviation and aerospace clients, which includes airlines, airports, manufacturers, and ancillary providers.

Walters was previously employed by Marsh from 1990-2009 and returns to the business from Gallagher, where he was an Executive Director in the Aviation Division for five years.

Based in London, he will report to Andy Smith, UK Chairman and CEO, Aviation, Marsh JLT Specialty.

In addition, Marsh has announced that Paul Rogers will join on 1 November as a Senior Vice President, and will support the development of the UK Practice’s sales proposition.

Rogers also arrives from Gallagher, where he most recently served as a Director in the firm’s aviation division.

He has more than 40 years’ aviation insurance industry experience and was also the Founding Partner and Managing Director of dedicated aviation and aerospace insurance broker ARAIC.

In his new role, Rogers will report to David George, UK Managing Director and Product Line Leader for Airlines.

Furthermore, Andrew Walker will join Marsh in March 2021 as a Senior Vice President within the UK Airline team.

Walker was most recently a Divisional Director at UIB for 16 years, specialising in airline portfolios, and has worked in the aviation insurance industry for over 25 years. He will report to Steve Haslam, Senior Vice President, UK Aviation, Marsh JLT Specialty.

Commenting on the appointments, Andy Smith said: “The global aviation industry has been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; many organisations are re-evaluating their business models and are seeking new ways to build their resilience to future shocks. Mark, Paul and Andrew will play key roles in supporting our UK clients as the sector works towards recovery.”

Walters added: “I look forward to working with Marsh’s colleagues in the UK and globally to further develop our risk and insurance capabilities in the aviation and aerospace sector, and assist clients in responding to the challenges they face during this difficult time.”

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