7 People on the Move

Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions Business appoints a lead of their U.K. Property Team, Guy Carpenter names three executive committee members; all of this and more in this edition of People on the Move. 
By: | August 5, 2020

Guy Carpenter Appoints Three Members of Executive Committee 

Guy Carpenter & Company, global risk and reinsurance specialist and a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced that it has appointed three new members to its Executive Committee. 

Lara Mowery, global head of distribution, Guy Carpenter

Neil Mayer, chief operating officer, Guy Carpenter

Neil Mayer has been appointed chief operating officer. In this role, he will provide oversight of the central operations, client support services, marketing & communications and data strategy teams and lead the firm’s Operating Committee.

Previously, Mayer held the position of chief operating officer, North America. Prior to the North American leadership role, he was the global head of Strategy & Transformation, where he worked closely with the Executive Committee.

John Crichton, chief information officer, Guy Carpenter

Lara Mowery has been appointed to the newly created position of global head of distribution, overseeing Guy Carpenter’s placement and distribution strategy. Mowery served as the head of the company’s Global Property Center of Excellence, where she led thought leadership and tactical execution of its property initiatives across the globe.

John Crichton, chief information officer, also joins the firm’s Executive Committee. He is responsible for leading Guy Carpenter’s global technology organization and has been instrumental in re-organizing and enhancing the technology function.

Crichton has also been responsible for the development of a target architecture and application roadmaps to support the delivery of world-class client and colleague experiences, analytics & advisory and distribution.

Commenting on the expansion of the executive committee, President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Hearn, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Neil, Lara and John to our Executive Committee as they bring proven expertise and leadership to our strong team of industry veterans. I am confident that the new members will play a key role as we look to expand our offerings, services and value to our clients.”  

Deloitte Appoints Monica O’Reilly and Mark Shilling

Monica O’Reilly, leader of financial services, Deloitte

Mark Shilling, principal, Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte announced that Monica O’Reilly has been named the new leader of its financial services industry practice. In addition, Mark Shilling has been named as Deloitte’s banking and capital markets sector leader.

O’Reilly, a principal with Deloitte & Touche, succeeds Kenny Smith, who retired from Deloitte after 27 years in May. Shilling, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, previously served as the banking and capital markets sector leader for that business unit.

He succeeds Scott Baret, who will be shifting into a strategic client-focused role supporting Deloitte’s portfolio of banking and capital markets clients.

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“Monica and Mark’s deep understanding of the industry and business issues that impact financial services has positioned them as leaders among our distinguished clients, colleagues and across the industry,” said Seema Pajula, vice chairman and U.S. Clients, Industries and Insights leader for Deloitte. “I look forward to seeing our organization advance and our clients succeed under their combined leadership.”

O’Reilly will lead the overall strategic direction of the broad client-facing efforts in the industry, as well as direct its go-to-market strategies and resources. She is the first woman to hold this role. Shilling will do the same in banking and capital markets —Deloitte’s largest sector by revenue — with the two often working together when it comes to Deloitte’s largest clients.

Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions Business Appoints Catherine Turner to Lead U.K. Property Team

Catherine Turner, U.K. Property leader, Aon Reinsurance Solutions

The Reinsurance Solutions business of Aon plc, a global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has appointed Catherine Turner as Head of U.K. Property, and co-leader with Richard Evans of its U.K. & Ireland and Specialty Casualty business.

Turner will report to Peter Stubbings, Reinsurance Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer of Global ReSpecialty. 

Turner has more than 20 years’ experience in property reinsurance, and has worked on both the broking and underwriting side of the business.

Most recently, she was head of International Property Treaty, London, for AXA XL, and was previously an executive director in the U.K. & Ireland team at Willis Re. She has also held positions at Trans Re and QBE Re, underwriting property treaty business. 

Commenting on Turner’s appointment, Peter Stubbings said: “Catherine represents a tremendous addition to our team. Her extensive experience in international property business – both on the broking and underwriting sides – will significantly add to the knowledge, insights and solutions we are able to provide to our clients as we help them to navigate through their challenges in this evolving environment.”

Randy Zubiate Joins Insurance Office of America’s Western Region Team

Insurance Office of America (IOA) welcomed Randy Zubiate to its expanding team of transportation specialists in its Western region.

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Zubiate brings more than 30 years of insurance experience in transportation. He was previously a vice president at Hub International.

“Randy is a welcomed asset, and we are excited to have a professional of his caliber join the IOA family,” said IOA Regional President John Tenuto. “His industry expertise will play a pivotal role in our continued growth in the Western region.”

“My goal is to provide concierge services to my clients. I evaluate their current coverages for uninsured exposures and exorbitant costs to see where they may be able to save on bottom line dollars,” Zubiate said. “I’m excited to join IOA, where I’ll now have the ability to provide new resources to my clients.” &

Emily Spennato is a former staff writer with Risk & Insurance.

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