JLT FAC Taps RSA’s Melbourne as Producer; Carpenter’s Vitale as Head of Casualty

June 28, 2018

JLT FAC, part of JLT Re, a global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed two senior executives in London and its U.S. team.

In London, Nikki Melbourne will join the firm as partner. She joins from RSA where she is a senior underwriter. Prior to this, she was underwriting at Allianz and Mapfre Global Risks. Melbourne is well regarded in both the London market and Latin America region and will be a senior producer for development of UK, European and LatAm regional FAC business.

Joe Vitale will be joining JLT FAC as head of Casualty, based in the New York office. He will also be responsible for leading further expansion in the region. Vitale has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, most recently senior vice president at Guy Carpenter. Prior to that, he was senior vice president at Benfield heading up global facultative and casualty facultative business. Vitale is expected to join JLT FAC in August subject to contractual obligations.

Vanessa Macdonald-Smith, CEO, JLT FAC said: “We are delighted to have secured these two talented senior hires. This is the first step in a strategic global expansion plan for JLT FAC. Both Nikki and Joe will enhance the expertise of the team and increase the breadth of our offerings to the market. We expect to have a number of further hires across the U.S. by the end of the year.”

JLT Re’s JLT FAC team focuses on property, construction and casualty reinsurance.

Source: JLT FAC

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