International broker Aon Benfield
has strengthened its cyber expertise with the hiring of a new senior practice leader.
The industry player named Luke Foord-Kelcey as co-head of its global cyber practice group. Based in London, he will work with co-head Bill Henriques, who originally established the unit.
Foord-Kelcey will drive the firm’s business strategy to enhance its cyber offering to insurers and reinsurers worldwide.
“Luke’s appointment brings further impetus to the market’s drive to tackle cyber risk,” said Aon Benfield
CEO Eric Andersen.
“This emerging class with unique characteristics requires Luke’s proven track record in this field to help our insurer clients to effectively protect their cyber business through specialist reinsurance programmes,” he added.
Foord-Kelcey previously worked at insurance manager Tindall Riley, where he held roles in launching and overseeing the cyber and data privacy insurance provider Athena.
He also served as JLT
Specialty’s head of the communications, technology and media practice.
Apart from Foord-Kelcey’s appointment, Aon has also announced that human risk modelling expert Mark Lynch is also joining the cyber practice group.
Lynch is moving internally from Aon Benfield
’s impact forecasting team to utilise his knowledge of non-catastrophe risk analysis including terrorism, rioting and drug cartel violence.
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