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Guy Carpenter appoints Head of Cyber Centre of Excellence for International and Global Specialties

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Siobhan O’Brien to lead International Cyber strategy, innovation and product development in a newly created role at Guy Carpenter...

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced the appointment of Siobhan O’Brien as Head of the Cyber Centre of Excellence for International and Global Specialties, with effect from October 1.


Based in London, Ms. O’Brien will lead the International Cyber Centre of Excellence and work with the account teams to support all strategy and product development for cyber internationally. In addition, she will liaise with the Global Innovation and Product Development team which studies emerging cyber risk issues and works directly with Numerati® Partners LLC as part of the recently announced partnership established through GC Genesis.


Ms. O’Brien’s deep background in the financial services and cyber arenas will be instrumental in supporting the development of innovative strategies and products as cyber risks continue to emerge and new solutions are required to address these. She will report to Kevin Fisher, CEO, Global Specialties and James Nash, CEO, International.


Ms. O’Brien joins Guy Carpenter from Marsh where she held numerous 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.


Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Fisher said: “We are extremely pleased to have Siobhan join us from Marsh. 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.”


Mr. Nash added: “Cyber continues to top many risk-related agendas as companies seek to better understand the threat of attack and identify emerging exposures. 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.” 


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