JLT Re Launches New Division, JLT Fac; Macdonald-Smith Appointed as Head

January 15, 2016

London-based JLT Re has launched a new division – JLT Fac – and appointed Vanessa Macdonald-Smith to lead the division.

Keith Harrison, CEO, UK & Europe, JLT Re, said: “The creation of JLT Fac is a reflection of the JLT Group’s strategic investment in the facultative space. Bringing together recognised experts from across the group as well as new expertise from across the industry. Vanessa will lead a team of 19 professionals; her appointment is a testament to JLT’s ongoing focus on client’s needs. Under her leadership this team creates a very exciting proposition.”

JLT Fac will be focused on property, construction and casualty reinsurance. Oil & Gas onshore and offshore facultative will continue to be handled by existing dedicated teams within the JLT Group.

Macdonald-Smith said she and her new colleagues “are excited about this initiative and are intent on building upon JLT’s reputation and offering our clients innovative and strategic facultative solutions. The energy and enthusiasm at JLT matches my own drive and passion.”

Macdonald-Smith joins JLT Fac from Willis Faber where she was managing director of the Rest of the World team and a member of Faber Executive Management team. Prior to that she also held key roles at Benfield Corporate Risk and Alexander Forbes (now Lockton Group).

Source: JLT Re

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